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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This has been the most unexpected surprise I came upon in San Remo, and it's definitely my most favourite sight. For over a century San Remo has been the winter paradise for many noble Russian families, be it for health and fashion reasons. In 1912 the tsar Nicholas II decided tht a Russian church was imperative in San Remo and he started a nationwide massive fundrasing campaign and the church was finally built.
A curiosity: this church belongs to the eparchy of Saint Petersburg and it's listed among the "churches in foreign health resorts. The church is open on Sunbday from 3 pm
I am a sucker for sunsets..I LOVE them so much! So, yeah..the photo explains it all well. It has a great sunset in the evening at around 1730. I love blue waters too. Spent the whole day by the beach and lazed away under the lovely summer sun.
San Remo also has a very nice harbor with all kinds of boats. I did not have the opportunity to do so myself; but I heard you can rent a boat there for a brief excursion into the Ligurian Sea.
If you've had one too many 4 cheeses pizzas, a great walk is the climb up the Poggio.
The view is great and you can get an espresso up the top.