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Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia), Sanremo

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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 village near Sanremo. My girlfriend and I have had the good fortune of being able to walk through the walls of this ancient town destroyed by an earthquake in the 800, now inhabited by only 61 inhabitants. To see
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  • How beautiful is Bussana vecchia. Full of makeshift stages where atelier, listen to good music, people talking of art. Bussana is the beating heart of the riviera di ponente, a bit like Eze in neighbouring France. After the terrible earthquake of 1887 somebody had the courage and foresight to rediscover the ancient stones, renovate walls and houses. A side trip well worth the Church of Sant'Egidio, never restored, still reveals to tourists and the curious old frescoes and stuccoes.
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  • I think it's downright dangerous navigating up this steep single track mountain road where traffic gets stuck because the road isn't wide enough for two cars. All of this effort to see a pretty hillsi...  read more »
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