Top things to do

Historic Site in San Remo

Bussana Vecchia

Ten kilometres northeast of San Remo lies an intriguing artists' colony. On Ash Wednesday 1887, an earthquake destroyed the village of Bussana Vecchia. It remained a ghost town until the 1960s, when artists and coun…
Casino in San Remo

Il Casinò Municipale

San Remo's belle époque casino, one of only four in Italy, was dealing cards when Vegas was still a waterhole in the desert. The building dates from 1905 and was designed by Parisian architect Eugenio Ferret. Slot m…
Museum in San Remo

Museo Civico

Housed in a 15th-century palazzo, several rooms in this museum, some with fine frescoed ceilings, display local prehistoric and Roman archaeological finds, paintings and temporary exhibitions. Highlights include Mau…
Church in San Remo

Chiesa Russa Ortodossa

Built for the Russian community that followed Tsarina Maria to San Remo in 1906, the Russian Orthodox church – with its onion domes and heavenly pale-blue interior – was designed by Alexei Shchusev, who later planne…
Ligurian in San Remo

Ristorante Urbicia Vivas

Basking in a quiet medieval square in San Remo's remarkable old town, Urbicia is slavishly faithful to old Ligurian recipes with a strong bias towards seafood. There's a €12 lunch deal and Friday night is risotto ni…
Italian in San Remo


This cosy, brightly lit place lined with wine bottles overflows with locals tucking into homemade traditional dishes such as pesto-doused pasta; it also has the most genial host in town.
Wine Bar in San Remo

Cafe' Du Centre

A lively if sophisticated bar once you've had enough seaside fun for the day. Friendly staff, excellent wines and great aperitivo snacks draw the locals.
Museum in San Remo

Villa Nobel

The Moorish Villa Nobel houses a museum dedicated to Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who established the Nobel Prize while living here.
Sports in San Remo

Rally Storico

In April, San Remo's famous car rally revs up for cars made between 1931 and 1981.
Cafe in San Remo

Caffè Ducale

Italian panache with an added dash of San Remo swankiness make this elegant cafe-enoteca-salon de thé one of the most refined joints east of the Côte d'Azur. Enjoy a few aperitivi under the weighty chandeliers befor…