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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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  • Visiting Sanremo is like stepping back in time, or enter in a film. La Pigna impresses with narrow streets and houses perched. Finally, after a walk, path passes magnificent plants and you come back to see the sea.
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  • It was recommended to visit the famous medieval neighbourhood Pigna, by day, because at night ... It would be too good; so we did and as suggested, only on foot. We started around the 14th century St Stephen's Gate, a stone arch in Gothic style that serves as a room divider between the modern and ancient city, to go up to the sanctuary of the Madonna della Costa. The name of the neighborhood, Pigna, comes from being gathered around the Hill, just like the scales of a pine cone. This was the real old city, now is the area structurally more modest but still the most spontaneous. It's a tangle of narrow streets and little squares, covered terraced houses supported by buttresses forests, mixed with opaque colors and long silences: feelings that we had the opportunity to try climbing slowly up to the shrine. A "hike" but an experience a must-try.
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  • Visiting Sanremo over the promenade and the main street with shops there is the historical part called Pigna because just like a pine cone is drawn with narrow blankets that climb. Very impressive at night too although not well attended. To see
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