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Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia)

1,210 Reviews

Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia)

1,210 Reviews
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Miles NE Of 5, Sanremo Italy
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Italian Market Shopping Small Group Day Trip from Cannes
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Italian Market Shopping Small Group Day Trip from Cannes

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Experience the beauty of the Italian Riviera with a shopping day trip from Cannes to the unique markets of San Remo and Bordighera of northern Italy. Drive along the exceptionally beautiful coastline in a minivan while your guide shares local insight into the area’s history and culture. Enjoy leisure time to shop at the markets, and stop for an authentic Italian lunch and visit of Dolceacqua (own expense). Numbers are limited to eight people for a personalized small-group tour.
$130.28 per adult
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trish1962 wrote a review Nov 2019
manchester8 contributions4 helpful votes
We have been to old Bussana a number of times, it’s a small town that became uninhabited after a earthquake but some travelers/hippies started to inhabit some of the houses and now it’s a quaint place to visit where you can find artists and see them working. A few small bars and restaurants. Make sure you have comfortable walking shoes on when visiting. I recommend old Bussana to anyone wanting a day out up the mountain, but this town can be difficult to get to by public transport and you can’t park in the town.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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bungawangi wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia46 contributions23 helpful votes
Take the number 13 bus going to Tagglia from San Remo bus station. Buy a ticket onboard or in the ticket office at the bus station. Only Euro 1.50 each way. Bus departs approx. every 20 minutes. Ask for a timetable at the bus station Take the bus to Bussana, the driver was happy to confirm when we had to get off. The return bus stop is just on the opposite side of the road, very easy. When you get off at Bussana, walk over the walking bridge to start the walk and there is a clear path heading up. People are happy to point you in the right direction. The walking path was closed when we were there so we walked via the road which was fine. (You have to walk through New Bussana to get to Old Bussana at the top. If you have time have a look at the church in New Bussana as well). The cars were slow and gave us plenty of room to walk. The gradient is easy if you walk on the road. I think the walking path is steep and quite rocky. Many people said the walk would be difficult and very steep but it was quite easy on the road. We were a group aged 50-79 and we all managed. Approximately 50-60 minutes walk up, depending on how often you stop for the view. Approx. 35 min walk down. There are a couple of nice places to eat lunch, reasonably priced and one cafe has a great view. Town was interesting, different, quirky. For our group including lunch it was a nice day out, approx. 10am - 3pm round trip back to San Remo. It is only about a 10-15 minute bus ride from San Remo to Bussana. Very doable with public transport from San Remo. There evidently is a bus that goes partway up the hill to Old Bussana but it is not frequent and the walk is worth it. Enjoy!!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Stefannie wrote a review Sep 2019
Denver, Colorado32 contributions11 helpful votes
The drive up was exciting as the road is very narrow. Parking is difficult. That said, the views were amazing and the photo opportunities were amazing. It was a cool vibe. Can be difficult to traverse if you are not stable on your feet.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Scott M wrote a review Aug 2019
Sydney, Australia347 contributions150 helpful votes
This is a small quaint place with a labyrinth of local art galleries. Worth a visit if you are near Sanremo ... but beware of the drive up....especially if you have a large car (in which case i would avoid it). To turn back down drive near the entrance and there is a single turning location allowing a U-turn.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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turtlezurich wrote a review Aug 2019
Zurich116 contributions68 helpful votes
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It is a whole little authentic medieval village abandoned in 1894 after an earthquake and repopulated by artists in the '60. Ever since it is a secret tourist attraction. It is and exclusively walking area with stone streets and houses. You need good shoes. This romantic landscape consists in half ruins and half artists workshops, boutiques and residences. It has a big restaurant at the entrance and another smaller one in the middle as well as a coffee/bakery shop. It has a romantic atmosphere. You can spend between 1 and 4 hours there, depending how interested you are.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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