San Remo is supposed to be Italy's flower capital - I think it's because of the particular climate that lets flowers bloom all year round. It's emblem is a flower, and there are many festivals connected with flowers. One of them is the peculiar february carnival: dozen of special carriages decorated with flowers. Don't be surprized, then, to see several flower markets in town.
It was 1876, and the Russian empress the Tsaress Maria Alexandrovna
came to San Remo for three months to spend the winter in a milder climate. Apparently she enjoyed her stay and it soon became a fashion for rich and aristocratic Russian people to come spend their winters here. There is even 2 proofs of this: proof 1 is the Russian church that still stands in town, and proof 2 is the name of one of the major streets: coso imperatrice (empress street)
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