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Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia), Sanremo

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A former ghost town, Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) has hosted an artist community since the early 1960s. The 1887 earthquake that caused the abandonment was the first recorded by a true seismograph. The hippies who moved in 70 years later have been served ineffective eviction orders on more than one occasion. The list of current artists names more than 20. Plan your route to arrival carefully as it can be difficult to find. If you don’t have a car, be aware of the 3 km (1.9 mi) uphill hike. You may find that here there is little distinction between a for-pay restaurant and an invitation to dine in someone’s home, which perhaps has a donation box hanging on the door. Plan to see Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Sanremo family vacation planner.
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  • Bravo to the artists who give life to these old stones that have withstood the earthquake of 1887. We're back with nice pictures. The bars are welcoming and we enjoyed this output at the end of the world.
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  • Beautiful Ligurian village located above the Bussana more modern and inhabited. The "old" borgo became home to artists, mostly foreigners, that display between ruins well catered for and flowers, their works of art. Among crumbling churches and farm animals in semi liberty will spend half a day a little different than usual.
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  • Is definitely worth visiting this small village abandoned after an earthquake and currently recovered preserving structures, by artists of various nationalities and cultures who sell their original creations in small workshops.
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