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La Pigna, Sanremo
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La Pigna refers to the old town of Sanremo along the Italian Riviera. Built in the early Middle Ages, the walled village later expanded into the surrounding hillside. Today, the remaining old town is almost perfectly preserved. A labyrinth of paths and narrow streets weaves through old buildings and monuments, eventually leading to a cathedral perched atop a hill. The views from here are not to be missed. This quaint, historic part of Sanremo contrasts starkly with the busy areas closer to the sea. To visit La Pigna and other attractions in Sanremo, use our Sanremo vacation generator.
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  • Do not hesitate to get lost! We can't, lol of the curves, monumental trees, little vigilance: in case of rain, it should slide.
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  • The "Pine Cone" is the place where, around the year 1000 ad, the ancient village took shape in my town. It is so named because, like the scales of a pine cone, consists of concentric rings of homes-walls in a maze of alleys (called caruggi), steps, small squares and arches that unites these homes. These "concentric rings" dating from the Hill immediately behind the modern part of present day clearly had a defensive function, in particular against the Saracen Pirates (North Africa), and from a ring to another, therefore, were accessed only through specific ports beginning with that of the 13th of Santo Stefano, a stone arch in Gothic style, which combines the ancient to the modern part of Sanremo. It would require a novel to adequately describe the "Pigna" but whoever visits my city can not miss the "Riots of Saint Sebastian" with typical vaults from which you arrive at the "square of Sorrows" with its characteristic fountain and then move on to the Oratory of San Sebastiano and after, going up the via Palma, reach the 17th-century Church of St. Joseph Saint Brigid's Church and the Oratory of San Costanzo's oldest church, rebuilt after the earthquake in Bussana of 1887. On top of the old city scenic gardens Queen Helen and of course the Church of our Lady (protector) of the coast. La Pigna, truly admirable for its overall view only from the dock of the old Harbour, is therefore one of the "pearls" historical-artistic works of San Remo along with the nearby Saracen Tower, to the nearby, magnificent Romanesque church of San Siro, in the lovely square, also built in the middle ages (from the 12th century on the remains of a paleo-Christian Church), and the great 15th century Palazzo Borea D'olmo accounts. Considered then the climate very much in favour of my city, only 54 days of rain a year on average, we can certainly say that Sanremo with his "Cone" is worth a "move".
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  • A nice walk through narrow streets, small shops, stairs and views really impressive way to the top and enjoy a spectacular panorama, recommend the visit to the sanctuary of Santa Maria della costa, the dome is worth!
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