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Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia)

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Address: 5 miles (8 km) NE of San Remo, Sanremo, Italy
Phone Number: 3358417839
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Description: Devastated by an earthquake and abandoned, this unique medieval village...
Devastated by an earthquake and abandoned, this unique medieval village has been reborn and is now inhabited by an international artists community.
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Amazing, miraculously fairytale place. This place probably every man be a different feeling. To me this is the case. At any moment you expect to show Hobbits. Man feels like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Serbia,Belgrade
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Serbia,Belgrade
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Amazing, miraculously fairytale place. This place probably every man be a different feeling. To me this is the case. At any moment you expect to show Hobbits. Man feels like he's on another world. We were once, and after that came every day. Sit and listen to the wind is enough.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We didn't know what to expect from this place, but wanted to see something different. The village itself off the beaten track a bit, up a winding road on top of a hill. warning all the streets are on a steep slope, so this is not for those you would have trouble with this. There are a couple of restaurants,... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very nice and beautiful old town. It was totally destroyd in the 19th century and then taken over and restored by hippies in the 60th. There is a few cafes and resaurants and a lot of small alleys to walk in.

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Nice, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We came accross this location on Tripadvisor and what a joy it has been! Don't believe the 15 min stroll from the center of San Remo!!! It is high up the hill and it took us 1 hour of sprint walking to get there. But it was Worth it! A truly unique village where time seems to have stopped. Although... More 

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Sanremo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Have lunch and enjoy the view down to the sea...best at the Osteria...good pasta and salat...wine and coffee...

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

After the 1887 earthquake, this destroyed village has been taken over by artists and artisans, who have rebuilt parts for habitation and to carry on their artistic pursuits. Most of the village inhabitants at the time of the earthquake, ran into the main church, where the roof collapsed killing over a thousand inhabitants. You can still see the walls of... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Its a lovely little village , but feels a bit abounded and shops are extremely expensive with nothing really there! One visit ok , but no need to return or talk about it

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Photographers dream.. really quaint old streets and buildings some interesting little shops and would you believe a huge model railway going though three houses worth the trip just to see that. (Man Thing) Got a taxi from Sam Remo about 20E each way

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Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Just loved this place. With houses and studios growing out of the ruins it is a photographers and architects dream. We were given a guided tour of the roof top garden by the owner and accompanied by her little dog. Views from the top are amazing. Some very original jewellery and paintings. Do wander in and out of the studios... More 

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Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Although its worth a visit, I was only impressed by the old buildings and ruins that remain and a guy who had on exhibition a working model set of the railways and trains of areas close to San Remo and the rest of the places in the vicinity. Shops are poor and expensive, selling rubbish. We also found a group... More 

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