Sanremo lies on the Mediterranean coast of western Liguria in north-western Italy. It was founded in Roman times and is now best known for being a tourist destination on the Italian Riviera and the host of several cultural events such as the Sanremo Music Festival. San Remo enjoys special weather conditions throughout the year due to its vicinity to the Mediterranean Sea and the presence of Maritime Alps right behind the town.
There are plenty of tourist attractions in San Remo that are open all year round and it boasts numerous and well-equipped sports facilities, such as a golf course and a riding ground. Many boutiques and local shops can be found in the town centre. The colourful market, held on Tuesday and Saturday mornings in Piazza Eroi Sanremesi, is very famous among the people living in the Italian and French riviera.
Things to See & Do
* Sanremo Casino
* Shoppint in the city centre
* Piazza Eroi Sanremesi
* Russian Orthodox church
* Pigna – old town area
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 54km²
Population – 62,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +39
Port Location – There are two ports located in Sanremo; Porto Vecchio and the new Porto Sole.
Travel Links – The closest airport to San Remo is in France, the Côte d'Azur International Airport airport in Nice, only 45 minutes away by car or train. The railway also passes through the city and connects it to the other Ligurian cities, as well as with Nice, Milan, Turin and Rome.
The railway tracks were once located right on the coastline, very close to the sea, allowing travelers to admire the beauty of it. The track has been moved further north and underground, speeding up rail transportation. Consequently, the main train station has also been relocated and it is now next to the City Hall.