HOLIDAY ON BICYCLE PATH IN SAN REMO
Europe longest bycicle path by the sea
HOLIDAY AT GOLF CLUB DEGLI ULIVI IN SAN REMO
Golf degli Ulivi on the hills of San Remo
HOLIDAY ON THE BEACH IN SAN REMO
People, who love spending their holidays on the seaside, will find a great variety of beaches in San Remo.
Starting from the promenade “delle Nazioni” and walking along Corso Imperatrice up to the promenade “Vittorio Emanuele II”, you will see wide sandy beaches, protected by breakwater rocks with low and accessible depths and welcoming and comfortable bathing establishments.
Another stretch of sandy beach extends itself between the two ports, Porto Vecchio and Portosole, on the promenade “Trento e Trieste”. After the dam of Portosole, the shingle beach is free, up to the Cape of San Martino; in the area of “Tre Ponti”, the beach is of a mixed type and very wide. On the East, you find the bay of Bussana di San Remo: a free stretch of beach, both sandy and rocky, where the water is particularly crystalline and inviting.
HOLIDAY AMONG SPORTS AND NATURE IN SAN REMO
The mild climate of San Remo allows sport lovers to practice their favourite activity all the year round, surrounded by nature. Not only: the particular typology of the area is capable of satisfying both water and mountain sport lovers.
The Solaro Sporting Club is provided with 12 tennis courts and 3 football courts, sauna and gym. The Solaro Riding Grounds host every year the races of the Formula 2 national circuit.
The San Remo Yacht Club organizes sailing courses for grown-ups and children and hires sailing and motorboats. The immersion centres can accompany scuba divers across the Ligurian sea waters, one of the most clean of Italy, to the discovery of reptiles and of a rich variety of flora and fauna. People who love mountains can practice their activity among a distance of 30 km, easily reachable both by auto and by bus: hand and paragliding, canyoning, trial, trekking and rock-climbing.
People who love being in touch with nature will be also gratified: the rich variety of paths that can be travelled over by foot or by bicycle offers routes for all the levels, whereas lovers of marine fauna cannot lose the excursions on the motor vessel “Diana II”, equipped for whale-watching.
HOLIDAY WITH FOOD AND DRINK IN SAN REMO
Liguria is a region of simple and natural tastes and where the culinary art fully reflects the Mediterranean diet principles. The wine and food tradition of San Remo is based on ingredients such as the extra-virgin olive oil, produced by means of a cool pressing of little, dark and tasty Taggiasca olives. The product is a sweet and perfumed oil with low pikes of acidity, perfect for exalting the typical dishes of this land. Vegetables stuffed only with lean meat, fritters of “gianchéti” (juvenile fishes of blue fish), the “cundiùn” (a salad with “cuori di bue” tomatoes, basil, garlic, oregano and olives), the green cake (of pumpkin or chards, or artichokes, or courgettes preferably of “trombetta” type) are only some of the dishes that you can taste in the typical restaurants. Furthermore, it deserves attention “pan e pumàta”, that is to say the steak of San Remo, prepared with wet stale bread, tomato, basil and seasoned with extra-virgin olive oil, but also the “coniglio al vermentino” and the “sardenàira”, a focaccia (not a pizza!) seasoned with tomatoes, olives, capers, unpeeled cloves of garlic and anchovies.
All these dishes can be tasted at their best with one of the excellent wines of the Riviera of Flowers. Among the local labels, the position of honour belongs to the wine Rossese, followed by Pigato, Vermentino and Ormeasco.
Ormeasco Wine, on the other hand, is a “mountain” wine: it has an intense ruby red colour, a fruity and spicy perfume and a dry taste with a rather bitter vein. The area of production of this wine is comprised among the cities of Imperia, San Remo and Ventimiglia. It is ideal for accompanying ravioli “cu u tuccu” (the meat sauce), important meat dishes and tender cheeses.
Among the white wines, the protagonists are Pigato and Vermentino. The Vermentino vine is the most common in the area but, particularly renowned, is the wine produced on the Riviera of Flowers, which is characterized by a fresh and slightly fruity taste and by the typical straw colour. It is suitable for accompanying a wide range of dishes, such as sea food hors d’oeuvre, stuffed vegetables, pansotti with a walnut sauce, lasagna with pesto, rice with cuttlefish sauce, ravioli of fish in stock, boiled or roasted sea-bass. Pigato is characterized by an intense and pleasantly aromatic perfume, a rather bitter taste that recalls the almond and by a straw-yellow colour. In order to taste it at its best, we recommend accompanying it to sea dishes.
HOLIDAY WITH ARTS AND CULTURE IN SAN REMO
San Remo, capital of the Italian Riviera, has seen its best artistic and architectural expression during the “belle époque” period. Indeed, the dominant style is the Liberty one that, with its marked floral style, characterizes hotels, villas and Casino. From 1874 to 1906, San Remo lived a period of great building development: 25 hotels and 190 villas were built up. Since this moment, the nature of use of buildings is changed but their charm still remains the same.
Among the monuments stand out the Orthodox Russian Church, built in 1913, that recalls the Church of San Basilio in Moscow, the Borea d’Olmo Palace, built up during the fifteenth century, that houses the Civic Museum, the San Siro Cathedral, built during the XII century, in pure Romanic-gothic style and the St John Baptistery, near the Cathedral, that dates back to the Baroque period (1688), where you can admire the "Holy Communion of Magdalene" by Orazio de Ferrari.
HOLIDAY AMONG PARKS AND GARDENS IN SAN REMO
Parks San Remo is well-known around the world as the “town of flowers” and this feature reveals itself in all the numerous parks and gardens that are spread on the whole citizen area. It is worth walking in these places that still today recall the splendour of the noble families that inhabited the villas. You can begin to walk on the Corso Felice Cavallotti where there is Villa Ormond Park, a wide oasis rich in exotic vegetation, in which stands out an antique fountain of stone. Here you can admire the Japanese garden in the suggestive angle characterized by a rich flora coming from the Mid-East land and inspired to ZEN philosophy. In Corso Cavallotti there is also Villa Nobel, which was the residence of the famous Swedish scientist from 1890 to 1896. The park that surrounds the villa includes several rare tree-species, among which the tall "Cupressus macrocarpa", a Californian species. Villa Zirio, one of the most prestigious villas, is located in Corso Cavallotti too. Here the vegetation is essentially constituted by palms. Going on you will see Bellevue palace, today the municipal building, rich in flowers and with a fountain animated by luminous water games.
Between Corso Cavallotti and Via Val d’Olivi, there is also the “Parco del Sole”, with its typical residential gardens of the Eighteenth century.
At the top of the “La Pigna”, there are the so called “Giardini Regina Elena”, with their terraced gardens and a wonderful view of the city and of the gulf. Going on toward the town centre, you will find the big flower beds of Corso Mombello as the background of refined palaces.
However, the most suggestive park of all is definitively “Parco Marsaglia”. It is located in Corso Imperatrice, in the West area of San Remo and with its wide avenues it offers enchanting panoramic views and a vegetation rich in tropical plants.
People, who love walking, will be satisfied by Corso Imperatrice, one of the most famous promenades of the Riviera, so called because the tsarina Maria Alexandrovna donated the palms that still today embellish the Corso to the town. The promenade is also decorated by two famous statues: the Spring Statue by Vincenzo Pasquali, the symbol of the town, and the monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi.
The promenade “Salvo D’Acquisto” begins in Corso Trento e Trieste and offers a suggestive view of Porto Vecchio and Portosole. Here you can see the anti-tank defences which were built up during the Second World War and the monument to Orazio Raimondo, an esteemed lawyer and a great politic (1876-1921), by Leonardo Bistolfi.
HOLIDAY IN SANREMO FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
The clean sea and the sandy beaches of San Remo are perfect for spending pleasant hours with the family. Near the sea you can find any kind of comfort for you and for your children, who will find equipped playing areas directly on the foreshore. In addition to the healthy benefits of a day spent on the beach, San Remo offers much more to children.
There is a quantity of playing areas for children located both along the beautiful promenades of “Corso Trento e Trieste” and “delle Nazioni” and in the gardens of Corso Cavallotti’s villas. A few kilometres away from the sea, you can find the natural park of San Romolo and Monte Bignone, reachable by auto or by foot wandering along the numerous paths that link San Remo to San Romolo. Of remarkable interest are the eight didactic-naturalistic paths in different environments of the park, which were recently equipped with rest areas and informative posters. The easiness of the paths allows making a trip without specific equipment, which permits to observe and recognize the natural elements that characterize this place. The Park includes the built-up area of San Romolo, a suburb of San Remo, where you can find two snack areas and many playing areas for children.
During the months of July and August, the public beaches of San Remo are animated by the activities of the Village Circus Summer Dance. The animations will develop for the whole week, moving from an establishment to another, with a staff composed by four people: two baby club operators, one fitness activity operator and one operator in direction. The staff of Village Circus will propose aqua gym, aerobics, animation for children, group dances, free exercises of gym, café and aperitif plays. From the 22nd to the 29th of July, the event of “the city of children” (La città dei ragazzi”) will take place in Ariston Roof: a traditional summer event of San Remo with eight days of shows, cinema, theatre and puppets all dedicated to children.
Take your children on holiday in San Remo, Italy
HOLIDAY IN SAN REMO AMONG NIGHTSPOTS AND CASINO
The unopposed king of the nights in San Remo is definitively the Casino. It was built in 1905, when the tourist vocation of the city was already well-established. The Casino is a beautiful building in Liberty style, located at the end of Via Matteotti. Thanks to its over than 2500 square metres, it is among the biggest European casino and hosts both traditional games, such as Game Makers, and interactive games. In addition, it proposes activities of artistic, cultural and worldly interest: theatre, music, prose, cinema and literature.
Between Porto Vecchio and Portosole, on the promenade Corso Trento and Trieste, there is the Victory Morgana Bay, a multifaceted local that meets every need, from breakfast to dinner, and after this moment, lights dim and begins the night dedicated to music and dance.
Come on holiday in San Remo, fun is assured