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Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia), Sanremo

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Ruin Tourist Spot
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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TripAdvisor
  • A very quite old place. Definitely must see when you are around Sanremo. We enjoyed walking around there.  more »
  • Bussana Vecchia was a welcome surprise for a random traveller with a car. Not advertised a lot it seems, but excellent place to wonder into. Hippie community feeling is still strong in some stores and...  more »
  • It is a place you visit once like many others of this nature. If elderly, not the easiest place to walk because of the ups and downs and the cobble stones. Parking is non existant except along the roa...  more »
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  • Wonderful place! Awesome location! Great food and right (cheap) prices! Will come back!
  • Great good, atmosphere and an unforgettable experience...
  • Lovely, kitchen and view! Few veg options as well.
  • Very tasty BBQ. Try Wagyu Kobe steak - delicious! Beautiful location with a stunning panoramic view.
  • Packed 4 adults and 4 children. First disappointment there are child portions. We order the Kobe meat type 1 (should be very tender) and we are told that the portion is about 250 g. Arriving 4 bits (will have been 150 gr) stews and hard: €18 price. No deck is the outline. You pay 1 baked potato €5. The ribs were number 2. Arrosticini overcooked: buckets buckets. To season the entire service: 40 minute wait and dishes arrive all at different times. I understand that the meat has different cooking times but 35 minutes for a hamburger are far too long. Beautiful view of the Valley but outside tables in the street (literally, then the machines you pass by and although there are few unpleasant). Shame really.
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