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“Beauty by the Sea”
Review of Sanremo

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Montreal
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
13 helpful votes
“Beauty by the Sea”
Reviewed October 8, 2010

SanRemo is a small little town, in the northern part of Italy. I had stayed there for about a week during an orientation for a teaching job. The old town is beautiful and definitely worth seeing. I've heard many good things about a flower festival they have going on, but I was not there during that time. The beaches were nice, the people were great, and they even have McDonald's (for those of you who like feeling at home)!
If you get a chance, visit. Monaco, Nice, and Cannes are a short train ride away and are all beautiful as well. I can tell you because I went to all three.

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Germany
1 review
3 helpful votes
“San Remo: a big delusion”
Reviewed August 18, 2010

I have lived for around six months in San Remo.

The city is a big delusion.

There is almost nothing to do. One of the only attractions is the Casino´.
The city has only one small museum. If you to go there, you have to ring a bell to open the door.

For young people there isn´t a lot do in San Remo.
San Remo has a high unemployment rate.

Allmost all beaches are dirty and not taken care of. The swimming water is not clean. To go to the beach, many times you have to pay a high entrance fee.

In the meanwhile, many restaurants are expensive and the food is often quite bad for Italian standards.

San Remo has some beautifull public gardens situated in Via Cavallotti.

If you want to go out to France by train, be aware that the last train from the Italian border to San Remo is leaving at 19:50.
If you want to get back later, you have to take a bus from Ventimiglia that leaves close from the station.
Instead, until the French border, trains run until after around midnight.

From the window of the train, you will notice that many French beaches at the Côte d'Azur are very beautifull, with light blue water and a very nice coastline.

I went to Beaulieu sur Mer and Villefrance sur Mer. These villages gave a very nice and clean impression and are a good alternative to Sanremo. From there, you can also visit Nice.

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UK
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
“Brilliant day exploring and cycling”
Reviewed March 6, 2010

This is a brilliant place to take a family on a sunny day.

I took the train here, very nice ride along the coast. from Nice. Sanremo train station is not in the best part of town, after you leave the station turn right and keep going straight on until you see the nice shops. Alternatively head down hill to the sea and then walk right along the coast around 1.5km until you get to the main town.

Old town is hilly and lots of winding passages, close nit old houses, archways etc. Great fun to explore, there are information boards dotted around the place in english, french and italian explaining the various intersting buildings. It's a bit of a maze but difficult to get lost as to get out you just head down hill.

You are in Italy so very smart shopping to be had.

There is a bike rental place at the front, the website is www.nolobici.it. I had a good bike for 1.5hrs and it was around 6 Euro which I though was very reasonable. Cycle track is completely dead flat and covers 10km between Sanremo and S.Lorenzo al Mare (google it!).

I had lunch outside at www.victorymorganabay.it. It was very windy on this day but still wanted to sit outside in the sun looking over the sea. Decided to have sushi as it wouldn't blow away..v.good. Not sure how the prices compare but the service was excellent, very friendly and spoke english.

Suggest you don't go here if the weather is bad.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 helpful votes
“San Remo beaches”
Reviewed July 26, 2009

This note is only about the beach at Morgana's restaurant in San Remo, Italy. San Remo itself was just another typical okay Italian coastal town. We went there for the day from Juan les Pins. From the roadside looking down, the beach and sea looked great. We paid 10 euros each for the privilege of a sunbed and parasol. So far so good. The beach was immaculaute. The sea, however, was absolutely filthy. The sea area was at the side of the main old port and it was sort of 'fenced' off from the main
sea. Whether this meant than no clean sea refreshed the area continuously I'm not sure. On the day we were there it would have been easier to walk on the sea, it was so filthy and thick with refuse!

Don't go!!

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2 Thank RonaldoManchester
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CYPRUS
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
74 helpful votes
“The best kept secret in the Italian Riviera”
Reviewed July 24, 2009

San Remo is soooo romantic,picturesque ,all over is green.

Very nice for romantic ,aristocrotic holidays.

Just great....except the beaches but the paradise is not on earth

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