Calvino and San Remo. La Pigna of San Remo, dear to Italo Calvino, retains to this day the charm of a medieval village, and allows the more attentive visitor to discover an unsurpassed San Remo, made up of winding streets and staircases, arches and buttresses, quiet and secluded little squares. Led by an experienced guide, you can retrace the alleyways leading to the summit dominated by the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Costa, following the pages of the many stories by the famous author.
Bussana Vecchia, a village destroyed by the earthquake of 1891, has become an international tourist attraction thanks to the community of artists who have settled there since the sixties. The village is not accessible by coach, but a scenic mule track allows easy access.
The historic center of Coldirodi is equally delightful – this is a village in the hills of San Remo, with its little square from the baroque era and an interesting art gallery housed in an old villa.