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Location of San Remo
San Remo is located in Italy in the district of Imperia. It is about 20 kilometres from the French border, lies directly on the Mediterranean coast. It is the capital of the Riviera dei Fiori, the Flower Riviera. The settlement was established in the Roman era and now has more than 50,000 permanent residents. The Ligurian Alps make the area mountainous.
History of San Remo
The city was named after Romulus, the Bishop of Genoa in the 4th century. The settlement started to develop in the Middle Ages when La Pigna, the old part of the city, was built. It was a village with narrow streets and high houses. They had to defend themselves against pirate attacks.
The Republic of Genoa could not integrate the rebel city for a long time. In the harbour, the Santa Tecla Fortress was built to curb the city’s inhabitants, not against nautical attacks. From the middle of the 18th century, the European aristocracy discovered this city. They had holiday villas and luxury palaces built continuously. The nobility spent his free time here. Princes, countesses, queens, and popes were living in San Remo. This has not changed to this day, and the city is still the cornerstone of sophistication and elegance. The city’s other name is the City of Flowers because the climate serves flower production. A significant quantity of the production is for European export.
Weather of San Remo
The Mediterranean climate is typical of the warm mild temperature zone. The average annual temperature is around 14 ° C. The winter is slightly rainy, with precipitation of 80-100 mm, at which point the average temperature is 12 ° C. The wind can be stronger, up to 20 knots. Summer is hot and dry. It can be 30-35 degrees during the day and does not fall below 28 ° C at night. Precipitation is 20 mm. Cloudy periods are rare, it’s almost always sunny. The wind is also mild, typically blowing at a speed of 5-8 knots in the southwest-northwest.
Main sights of San Remo
The flower market of San Remo
The area is also famous for its flower production, so it is certainly the largest flower market in Europe. From the Mediterranean species to the rarest plants you can find everything here! Roses, pinks, tulips, palms, orchids, and thousands of colourful, fragrant wonders are on the almost 2 hectares land!
San Remo Casino
The famous casino in San Remo is in an Art Nouveau style building. In addition to gambling, there is a theatre room in a beautiful palace.
The neo-Gothic-style villa belonged to the famous Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel. The inventor of the dynamite spent his last few years with continuous research. The villa is open to the guests with its original equipment. A comprehensive exhibition on the life of the Swedish chemist is also available.
Madonna Della Costa Sanctuary
From the old town of San Remo, you can reach the chapel on a path lined with cypresses and olive trees. This building is a symbol of the city, which is located high above the town, on a hill. The idea of the chapel was coming from a sailor who, in a miraculous way, escaped the pirates’ claws. It was erected in the 16th century, typically in Baroque style. From the square in front of the church, a wonderful panorama is unfolding.
The seaside promenade of the city commemorates Maria, the wife of Emperor Alexander II. The tsarina donated to the renovation of the Corso, so it was named after her as an honour. The San Basilio Russian Orthodox Church, the casino and luxury hotels border this beautiful street. There is an elegant spa right next to it on the beach.
Beaches in San Remo
Tre Ponti Beach
Tre Ponti Beach stretches along the Eastern part of the city. It is mostly sandy, sometimes with gravel. The beach is fully equipped. You can rent a sunbed, canoe, surfboard, boat. There is also a volleyball court. On the beach restaurants and bars are serving the comfort of the bathers. The bike path is near; you can also come by bike!
The Lido Imperatrice is a fully equipped elegant seaside. It runs beside the Corso alongside the shore. It’s actually a 4-star beach. Showers, a Caribbean bar, a playground, and water fitness are at your disposal.
This is a smaller beach but really friendly! It is not overcrowded, the coast is sandy. The staff of the restaurants’ is extremely helpful. Especially recommended for families with young children!
Bagni San Remo Blue Bay
The beach has been in a family business for 3 generations. You can feel that they care about it. The seabed is sandy, so it is comfortable to have a bath. The sunset is wonderful from this bay. A playground, a volleyball court, showers and sun lounges minister to the guests’ comfort.
This sandy, wide beach is close to the Southern pier. If you’re on holiday with a dog, it’s your place! Here, you can take your four-legged friends. Shower, restaurant, rest beds and maximum tolerance!
Yacht charter San Remo
San Remo is an important transport hub for the region; its harbour is fully equipped, satisfying every need. In the following, we will show you the best places in and around the city if you are renting a boat!
Portosole San Remo
The port of San Remo consists of two parts, the old and the new terminal.Portosole is a modern stop with good infrastructure. If you anchor here, the adventure begins already on the pier! A shopping centre, restaurants, bars, and luxury hotel await you on the beach! There are ongoing programs at the harbour for arrivals. Luxury yachts, sailings, and other tourist boats are welcome up to 90 meters.
Port of Bordighera
Bordighera locates 10 km from the City of Flowers. There are 250 vessels up to 20 meters in its port. It’s a small, cosy town. Its curiosity is the Lungomare Argentina, which is a 2k long beach promenade. Thousands of Ligurians immigrated to Argentina in the 20th century. To their honour, Evita Peron handed over the promenade at the solemn opening.
Port of Arma di Taggia
This small town is located from the West of San Remo. Its port has limited access for the boats, from 8 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 6 pm. On the pier, there can be 125 yachts up to 10 meters. A built-in bicycle path is crossing the beautiful small town. The beach is sandy, well equipped. Find yacht routes in Italian Riviera or choose another yacht charter in Italian Riviera.
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for San Remo. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for San Remo shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for San Remo shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
Rent a boat in San Remo, and cruise around San Remo
Day 1. San Remo – Marina Degli Aregai 12.19 km (7.57 mi), Day 2. Marina Degli Aregai – Imperia 11.92 km (7.41 mi), Day 3. Imperia – Marina di Andora 13.89 km (8.63 mi), Day 4. Marina di Andora – Alassio 10.02 km (6.23 mi), Day 5. Alassio – Loano 15.20 km (9.44 mi), Day 6. Loano – Finale Ligure 9.85 km (6.12 mi), Day 7. Finale Ligure – Albenga – San Remo 67.34 km (41.84 mi).
Read more about San Remo sailing
Day 1. San Remo – Bordighera 10.37 km (6.44 mi), Day 2. Bordighera – Mortola Inferiore 10.24 km (6.36 mi), Day 3.Mortola Inferiore – Monte Carlo 13.88 km (8.63 mi), Day 4. Monte Carlo – Villefranche-sur-Mer 18.82 km (11.69 mi), Day 5. Villefranche-sur-Mer – St-Laurent-du-Var 16.17 km (10.05 mi), Day 6. St-Laurent-du-Var – Antibes 9.19 km (5.71 mi), Day 7. Antibes – Nice – San Remo 66.61 km (41.39 mi).
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