Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia), Sanremo

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#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Sanremo
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. Use our Sanremo online travel planner to visit Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) on your trip to Sanremo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We were visiting this village on a hot day in August. The road to the village is very narrow and cars are parked along the way since there is no parking. The village is nice with many little shops to various artisans and craftsmen. Could be looked after better.
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  • Beautiful place but the road in well fragmented feedback is not suitable for people to have osteoarthritis in the knees
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  • get away from the hustle of San Remo, especially in summer, and finish in a Ligurian village quaint, with a beautiful beach, only eye to where to park the car!
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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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