San Remo, Italy – The pearl of the Italian Riviera
San Remo, just over the border on the Italian Riviera, has cyan blue waters, charming beaches and lovely panoramas thanks to surrounding mountains and hills. It is an architecturally rich city that has a long history. Some of the main sights in the city are the Old Bussana, the Russian Orthodox Church, the Santuario Madonna della Costa, etc. Surreal beaches like Tre Ponti can be enjoyed by sun seekers all day long and natural sights like the Natural Park of San Romolo and the Silver Valley.
This stretch of coastline experiences temperatures which allow the growing of tropical plants in the luxuriant botanical gardens which extend the length of the “Riviera of the Flowers”.
Medieval San Remo starts on Via Roma at Casa Valdese, which was once a primary school where the famous writer Italo Calvino studied. There are unheralded illustrations of the Baroque style in the city, which has numerous monuments that splendidly represent the richest and most whimsical style of European architecture.
The modern center of San Remo starts in corso Matteotti, which is at the same time the most elegant street in town and the best place for shopping and strolling past boutiques, bars and restaurants, where you can reach Borea d’Olmo Palace (at No. 143), which is the most beautiful private mansion in town. For 500 years the palace has belonged to the Borea family, of Venetian origins.
With easy access into “Porto Sole”, it would be the perfect place to berth in this lovely port with excellent access to all the main sights and shops in San Remo.