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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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  • A very beautiful little village rehabilitated by artists. See the electric train that spans 3 rooms... A beautiful point of view and to finish the ballad have lunch at the Casaccia restaurant at the entrance of Bussana: terrace with stunning views, fresh and very friendly staff. Visit scooter (leased) which allows to park and flow more easily...
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  • Destroyed by an earthquake in 1897, this village remained totally empty until the 60s when artists came as squatters and gradually rebuilt the village despite not having water or electricity. Sixty ye...  more »
  • Wander through the ruins of the country .... smells ... enter in the shops. Curious and unexpected atmosphere in Liguria. Two hours spent well
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