Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Sanremo, Italy

Sanremo (also, San Remo) is an Italian seaside town approximately 25 km (15 miles) from France.  Originally a Roman settlement, the town has, at various times, also been part of France and part of the Kingdom of Sardinia.  The Mediterranean climate and beautiful seaside setting make it a popular tourist destination, as well as a fishing port and source of flowers and olive oil.

The main pedestrian street, Via Matteotti, is packed with shops, restaurants, and people hanging out.

 Via Matteotti

Turning of Via Matteotti into the old town, we find a warren of alleyways, stairs, restaurants, shops, and homes.  We immediately head in and up.

 Streets of old town

Reaching the top of the old town, we are rewarded with views of the city and the sea beyond.

View from the top

We descend through the old town back to Via Matteotti and head over to the old port (Porte Vecchio) and the sea, with a great harbor, beaches, restaurants, fishing fleets, and a fort.

 Along the sea and harbor

 Fishing fleet

Mending the nets

Il Forte at the harbor

Sanremo has a lot to offer and we're excited to explore its old and new sights.

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