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  • Chiesa Russa Ortodossa - Jul 2009
    Chiesa Russa Ortodossa - Jul 2009
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  • Santa Maria degli Angeli - Jul 2009
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    AROUND SANREMO

    by white_smallstar Written May 3, 2012

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    Hi!
    I suggest you two places.

    BUSSANA VECCHIA an artists village very close to Sanremo
    You can get here by bus then walk inland for about 20 minutes.
    Information about the village:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bussana_Vecchia,_Liguria
    Timetable:
    http://www.rivieratrasporti.it/OrarioTasc_Sanremo-Taggia.pdf

    DOLCEACQUA a true medieval hamlet.
    Information about the village:
    http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolceacqua
    About transportation:
    Take a train to Ventimiglia and then a bus
    http://www.dolceacqua.it/turismo/images/stories/immagini-fisse/OrarioRT.png

    Enjoy that beautiful corner of Italy!

    *Nico*

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    la Chiesa di San Siro

    by MM212 Updated Dec 20, 2010

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    The cathedral church of Sanremo, San Siro, is also the city's oldest church. Although it is thought that the first church on this site was built in 811 AD, the actual structure dates to the early 12th century. It was built in a Romanesque style but was heavily modified into a rich Baroque church in the 17th century, similar in style to Santa Maria degli Angeli (see tip below). Restoration work in 1901, following damage by a fire, completely stripped the church of its Baroque façade and interior and returned its original Romanesque look. Only the bell tower retained some Baroque elements. A side entrance to the church, known as la Porta del Cappero, has an interesting bas-relief of an Easter lamb and two palm trees, dating back to the 12th century (see attached photos).

    la Chiesa di San Siro - Jul 2009 Side entrance with bas-relief - Jul 09 Side view - Jul 09 The church's tower
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    la Chiesa di Santo Stefano

    by MM212 Updated Jul 28, 2010

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    Located just below la Pigna, the oldest part of Sanremo, la Chiesa di Santo Stefano dominates Piazza Cassini. It was built in mediaeval times, but was remodelled in the 17th century into the Baroque church it is today. It has been a Jesuits church since 1624.

    Santo Stefano - Jul 2009 Baroque details
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    il Casinò di Sanremo

    by MM212 Updated Jul 27, 2010

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    Inaugurated in 1905, this grand Belle Époque building was initially conceived as a theatre. It was designed by the Parisian architect Eugène Ferret, clearly drawing inspiration from French architecture. Some gambling took place within the structure in the early years, but it was until 1928 that the theatre was officially converted into il Casinò di Sanremo. Thereafter, it also continued to function as a theatre and for a while hosted the annual music festival, il Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo.

    il Casin�� di Sanremo
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    Oratorio dell'Immacolata Concezione

    by MM212 Updated Jul 27, 2010

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    Located on Piazza San Siro, facing the cathedral, l'Oratorio dell'Immaculata Concezione is a 16th century chapel. Its façade is more Neoclassical, but the interior is a full blown rich Baroque design.

    oratorio dell'immaculata concezione - Jul 09

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    Torre della Ciapela

    by MM212 Updated Jul 26, 2010

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    This mediaeval cylindrical tower lies out of place amid more modern buildings on Piazza del Mercato. It is known as Torre della Ciapela and was once a watchtower within the defensive walls around Sanremo.

    Torre della Ciapela - July 2010 Torre della Ciapela - July 2009

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    Palazzo Borea d'Olmo (Museo Civico)

    by MM212 Updated Jul 26, 2010

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    Considered one of the most important Baroque edifices in Liguria west of Genoa, il Palazzo Borea d'Olmo took on its rich Baroque form during 17th-18th century renovation. The actual structure, though, dates from Mediaeval times. Above the entrance is a 16th century sculpture of the Madonna & Child, while the exaggerated sculptures around the windows (see main photo) date from the 18th century. The palazzo is named after the noble family, Borea d'Olmo, that owned it, but nowadays houses a museum, il Museo Civico di Sanremo, which exhibits archeological finds and historical objects from the city.

    Palazzo Borea d'Olmo - Jul 09 The fa��ade - Jul 09 Entrance hall - July 2010 Madonna & Child - July 2010
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    la Pigna

    by MM212 Updated Jul 26, 2010

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    La Città Vecchia (the old city) of Sanremo, known as "la Pigna," is a small quarter made up of winding alleys that follow the contours of a small hill. It is accessed through numerous narrow passageways built in mediaeval times as a way to protect the citizens from unexpected attacks, particularly by the Saracens who then menaced the entire northern Mediterranean coast. In the attached photo is one such gate, known as la Porta di Santo Stefano, overlooking Piazza Cassini.

    le Porte di Santo Stefano - July 2009
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    Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

    by MM212 Updated Jul 25, 2010

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    Possibly Sanremo's most beautiful Baroque church, Santa Maria degli Angeli is located in the commercial centre on Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi. The façade is richly decorated with floral motifs and curves.

    Santa Maria degli Angeli - Jul 2009
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    Chiesa dei Cappuccini

    by MM212 Updated Jul 25, 2010

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    This church is occupied by the Capuchins (hence the name). Although their presence in the city of Sanremo dates back to the 17th century, their church seems to have been built, or renovated, in the 19th century. It has a Neoclassical façade and is located next to the Casinò di Sanremo.

    Chiese dei Cappuccini - Jul 2009

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    Chiesa Russa Ortodossa

    by MM212 Updated Jul 21, 2010

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    Completed in 1913, this impressive Russian Orthodox church is dedicated to the Saviour and Saint Catherine. It was modelled after Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, complete with polychrome onion domes. It was built during the time when the Russian bourgeoisie flocked to Sanremo to escape harsh winters in their homeland. Sanremo was promoted to the Russians by tsarina Maria Alexandrovna who had spent a winter in this sleepy resort in 1874.

    Onion domes of the church - July 2009 Chiesa Russa Ortodossa - Jul 2009
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    Go to the Beach

    by Basaic Written Jul 23, 2007

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    San Remo has very nice beaches overlooking the cool blue waters of the Ligurian Sea. They are great places to just lay back and relax or take a walk and meet some of the people. There is a nice walkway along part of the beach.

    The Ligurian Sea from San Remo
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    Attend the Italian Song Festival

    by Basaic Written Jul 20, 2007

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    Depending on your thoughts or tolerances for music; you may want to attend the Italian Song Festival held for a week in February or March. I have heard it compared to "American Idol". It is held in the Ariston Theatre. The theatre looks kind of trashy on the outside (it used to be a movie theater); but is nicer on the inside. It also looks better at night.

    Ariston Theater Inside the Theater
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    The medieval warren La Pigna (The Pinecone)

    by NiceLife Updated Oct 10, 2006

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    The district of La Pigna dates back to the 11th Century - a teeming maze of cramped houses, tunnels and narrow passages, from which you emerge at the highest point of the city, on the crowning peak of the Sanctuary.

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    Hall Ariston

    by marinas Updated Oct 7, 2003

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    San Remo is city of the music. This hall is place where adhere very famous festival of cancones. Every other day this is simple building which you probably don´t peer.

    The first edition of the San Remo Song Festival was held in 1951, a few years after the end of World War II. The festival was broadcast on the radio and there were only three singers. The audience kept on dining all the time. On the following year, the number of participating singers increased to five and then to ten in 1953. The Festival gradually gained prestige and the introduction of television in 1955 was pivotal in its definitive recognition. The following years are considered as the time of the great Italian singers and songwriters.

    Several years ago Nunzio Filogamo (a famous Italian compere) simply could not stand the blunders made by his colleague Marisa Allasio and so he decided not to let her participate to the final night of the Festival. Sometimes the lyrics were thought to be too "explicit" - and this was the case of "Uno per tutte" (i.e., "One for all") by Tony Renis and Pericoli in 1962. Funny episodes were also accompanied by upsetting and mysterious ones. Luigi Tenco (a famous Italian singer) committed suicide in his hotel room after knowing that his song had been eliminated. This event shocked and moved people deeply and its repercussions on the Festival audience lasted for quite some time. In recent years, something rather strange happened during the Festival. In 1996 a man tried to jump over the balcony in the Ariston Theatre so as to kill himself, but the compere managed to talk him into giving up his plan. At first, this episode caused emotion and sympathy, but then it all turned out to be a stunt and it thus ended with a lawsuit. Through the years the Festival has certainly been characterised by various episodes, which have also contributed to the establishment of a certain scent of mystery and fame that has always accompanied this great music event.

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