Sanremo is a fine example of a beautiful 1900’resort town. The city has been named the Flower Capital of Italy due to its many nurseries and greenhouses, as well as a year-round warm climate. Tourists enjoy both outdoor activities in the downtown area and at sunny beaches, as well as indoors at the popular Sanremo Casino. They can also visit Sanremo’s old medieval section called La Pigna to see the ornate Russian Orthodox Church, Dolceacqua, an old medieval castle, and the old fountain and monument in Piazza Eroi Sanremesi. Other sites include Via Palma, where many houses date back to the mid 1500’s, a palace that was once home to a noble Italian family and the 17th century Madonna della Costa sanctuary. On weekends, there is an open-air market in the square.
Sanremo hosts many festivals throughout the year, including the Festival di Sanremo, which is a singing contest, the Milan-Sanremo Race, which is a professional bike race, the Sanremo Car Rally in the mountains and Sanremo Classic Rally, a competition featuring vintage automobiles.