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“worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia)

Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia)
5 miles (8 km) NE of San Remo, Sanremo, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Sanremo
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Owner description: Devastated by an earthquake and abandoned, this unique medieval village has been reborn and is now inhabited by an international artists community.
perth scotland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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“worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Hard to get to, but a good atmosphere once you got there. We had no car so we had to use public transport, we caught the small local bus that dropped us off at the back to the hill. this gave us a near vertical 10 minute cllimb up, but apart from having to tread through loads of dog droppings was worth the effort. Good atmosphere with quality art and crafts on show, and a good place for decent coffee.

Visited September 2012
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“Unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is unique, untouched place, best way to spend day full of art,creativity and eccentric beauty.You cant go inside with car and road is small, but worth of you effort!

Visited July 2012
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Washington, DC
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“Very interesting, very much worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

So fascinating. This place is cool to just walk around for a couple hours and then have an aperitivo or cafe. if you are nearby, go check it out!

Visited September 2011
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Billed as an 'artist colony' Bussana Vechhia is a relaxing way to spend the afternoon, it is a bit more touristy than some of the other destinations in the entroterra. However it has great ruins, lots of interesting shops full of artistic creations and great cafes and restaurants

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“Intriguing Medieval Village with Artistic Flair”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

Unfortunately my mother and I apparently went on a bad day and a bad time (2 pm on a Monday in the summer). The few people we ran into said it was too hot to be open and many were bathing in the sea. The ruins were beautiful, but the studios and shops were closed.

We took a taxi from the train station which was 20 euros each way.

The ruins of the churches are spectacular and make sure you bring your camera. We thought we saw an old guillotine, but may have been more ruins or a weird statue. The homes and shops are haphazardly restored which just adds to the charm. Be careful in the streets as many are steep with slippery stones. It may not be a good idea for young children, seniors, or for the poor footed.

The shops that were open contained costume jewelry, cheap clothes, hand painted pieces of art (expensive!!!!!!!), and screen prints. We thought Saint Paul de Vence in France was better suited to our needs.

Go there for the photo opportunities and history versus the art.

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