Sanremo is one of Liguria’s most exciting cities, combining Italian Riviera glamour with a lively entertainment scene. From hundreds of dining options to live music events and dramatic cycling festivals, Sanremo has an all-round appeal that makes it a prime choice for a Ligurian holiday. Spread between a bustling seafront and a centro storico set into the hillside, the city boasts an impressive number of attractions, including the famous Pista Ciclabile. This coastal cycle and hiking route is entirely free from traffic and follows the pathway of an abandoned railway as it winds more than 12 miles along the coast to Imperia. There are some great historical sights here too, including a remarkable 20th-century Russian Orthodox church and an atmospheric old town ripe for exploring. If you fancy a bit of relaxation, the city also features a beautiful sandy beachfront.
Sanremo offers up plenty in the way of dining options. The best establishments are generally situated along the roads leading from the seafront, and range from high-end restaurants with enormous and sophisticated menus, to traditional osterie serving just a few daily specials alongside local drinks. We highly recommend trying the local speciality known as sardenara – a focaccia-like pizza dish often flavoured with onion and sardines.
When it comes to exploring the area, Sanremo provides a great position from which to explore the coastline, with Imperia being an easy drive away and the French resort of Cannes situated one hour by car from the city centre.
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Most flights to Liguria arrive into Genoa airport (GOA) although visitors to the west of the riviera can also fly into Nice (please call our Italy Experts to book flights to Nice). Direct flights to Genoa are available from London Gatwick, London Heathrow and London Stansted and take approximately 2 hours.
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