Sanremo, in the heart of the Italian Riviera of Flowers, is just a few minutes from the sandybeaches and the elegant boutiques. Not only you can choose between worldliness and culture, art and sport, literature and beauty: you are in Italy, near the French Riviera and Monte-Carlo, at sea but close to the rolling olive groves and the mountains. We are always at your disposal to suggest you tailor-made excursions. Here you will find a map of the recommendedsurroundings.
The Nervia Valley:
Dolceacqua with its Doria Castle, the Romanesque bridge, the handicraf shops, the cellars with winetasting of Rossese;
Apricale perched on a slope of olive groves, with the Lucertola Castle, the Museum and the beautiful wall mural paintings.
Bajardo nestled at the top of a rock spur offering anextraordinary view over the Maritime Alps.
Pigna full of interesting artwork;
Seborga, a miniatureprincipality with an intricate past, situated on a panoramic hill and well-knownfor the mimosa-growing
Molini di Triora andTriora, known as the village of witches after a trial that took place in 1558whose records are still keptin the local Ethnographic and Witchcraft museum;
Taggia, rich inmedieval and Baroque monumentsincludingthe San Domenico Monastery.
Near Ventimiglia, the Villa HanburyGardens on theMortola promontoryboasts 18 hectares of splendid subtropical plants from all over the world. The Balzi Rossi is the most important Ligurian archaeological site with spectacular caves perched on sea where man used to live in the Paleolithic Era and whose traces are preserved in the Prehistoric museum.
In addition to this: Bordighera, the town of palms; BussanaVecchia, rebuilt by Italian and foreign artists after having been destroyed by the 1887earthquake; Cervo, a typical fishing village with its beautiful cathedralwhose square becomesthe summer stage of the International Chamber Music Festival; Imperiahosting the OliveOil Museum which was awarded the Europen Prize “Museum of the Year” in 1993.
Finally, the International Ligurian Sea Cetacean Sanctuary for whale watching