La Pigna

La Pigna, Sanremo: Address, Phone Number, La Pigna Reviews: 4/5

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StevenHeverlee
Leuven, Belgium189 contributions
A must do
Aug 2021
Surprisingly old town, lovely walking through the narrow streets. Not so many tourists. Combine it with a visit to madonna del costa.
Written August 21, 2021
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland20,125 contributions
Sanremo's medieval heart
Feb 2020
No visit to Sanremo is complete without a stroll through the labyrinth of the old town with its narrow, cobblestoned, often vaulted alleyways - naturally for pedestrians only. The houses are arranged around a quite steep hill like the scales of a 'Pigna', a pine cone - hence its name.

With almost no shops and only a few restaurants it is a rather quiet area and one doesn't meet many people. There are often supporting arches above the lanes and some small attractive squares like the Piazza del Capitolo, where in the old days the heads of families used to meet, or the 'Piazza dei Dolori', referring to the brotherhood of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows, who took care of the nearby Oratorio di San Sebastiano. On this square is also the Palazzo Gentile-Spinola.

There are several entrance gates to La Pigna like the Porta Montà, but most people will start at the southern row of gothic gates, the Porte di San Stefano, then going up the winding Rivolte San Sebastiano, ending on the open top of the hill with viewing platforms, with the Santuario Madonna della Costa and the Giardini Regina Elena, in honour of the wife of king Vittorio Emmanuele III and daughter of the king of Montenegro.
Written November 28, 2020
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blibin
Vancouver, Canada92 contributions
Historic La Pigna, Sanremo Italy
Oct 2019
Sanremo Italy is a little over an hour train trip from Nice France.Located in the northwest part of Italy on the Mediterranean coast.
La Pigna is located in the hills just off the central commercial area of San Remo.
About a 40 minute walk from the train station. It is a town of 4 parts built during different times. Sanremo was founded by the Romans.
Most likely the buildings in La Pigna date from the 15th century

If you are up to climbing steps and steep streets, this is a very interesting walk through centuries old Sanremo. Cobblestone streets, old wooden gates, vaulted archways abound as you walk up and down streets where people have lived for
many centuries and still do to this day. There are a few restaurants and a few open squares that we ventured through.

Once you reach the top, there is a panoramic view of the city and harbour. This is really worth seeing. Check out my photos.

All along the way are markers explaining who had lived in which buildings, some history and how the four parts of the city came to be.
Written October 17, 2019
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grahamthemagseller
Northwich, UK79 contributions
old town
Sep 2019
Echoing what everyone has said . . absolutely brilliant !
The yachts in the harbour are impressive, the two central tourist streets are very nice
but old town, well that was undoubtedly the highlight for us.
Looking for living history? you're walking through it and how impressive it is !!

Ladies, do not wear open-toed sandals because they'll kill your feet on the way down
Written September 19, 2019
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Scott M
Sydney, Australia348 contributions
Loved this place
Aug 2019
Walk up a labyrinth of sometimes vaulted alleys ... quite spectacular and my favourite place in Sanremo.
Written August 31, 2019
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ArchaeoAlex
Oxford, UK22 contributions
Lots of photo opportunities!
Aug 2019 • Family
We had fairly accidental run-in with this old part of town as the main imagery of San Remo is usually the coastline, but it turned out to be a great visit! This seems to be the oldest part of town (late Medieval?) and it is a substantial maze of ton of alleyways, arches, cloth lines and steps. Wonderful to get lost in for an hour or so, and then finish on top for the lovely views across the bay.
Written August 12, 2019
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h_schamhardt
The Netherlands183 contributions
Get a feel,of the old (real?) Sanremo!
Aug 2019 • Family
Tiny alleys, often covered, arches, gates, many, too many, steps, La Pigna gives off that old era feel. Good to walk around for a bit.
Written August 6, 2019
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stonewithnomoss
Duhok, Iraq918 contributions
Best part of San Remo
Mar 2019 • Solo
The old city gets eclipsed by the seaside streets below. Definitely the most interesting and authentic part of the city.
Written April 26, 2019
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millalaiset
Gothenburg, Sweden70 contributions
enjoy the atmosphere
Apr 2019 • Couples
Just stroll, enjoy the alleys, the flower pots in the small yards. Walk up the hill and you get a lovely view over the surroundings.
Written April 14, 2019
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Alan F
Westfield, MA1,434 contributions
Viable and Delightful
Feb 2019 • Couples
The old town of Sanremo is lively and authentic. Tourists are welcome but optional. Well worth a stroll and perhaps a visit to many small businesses that have been around for generations. Unlike the mass market and high end shops on the Main Street, these are one of a kind and memorable.
Written February 19, 2019
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