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Colors of San Remo - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

View of the morning San Remo is a city with a rich cultural life offering its guests to take part in the brightest and most exciting events, holidays and festivals. Local festivals always attract many travelers from all over the world. The small city of San Remo owes its popularity and global recognition to scale festivals and grand celebrations held there all the year round. The San Remo Music Festival is one of the global scale events held in the city. The festival was first held in 1951 and since that time the festival has turned into a great annual tradition. The celebration of the festival falls within the first week of March. The festival engages the best musicians of the country. For many singers and musicians the San Remo Music Festival has become a career launch platform.
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The Flowers Parade is one of the most spectacular and symbolic events in the cultural life of the city. The matter is that flowers are the main symbol and a genuine national pride of the city of San Remo. The flowers can be seen everywhere in the city. Flowers are used as main decorative elements of concert stages and streets during festivals and holidays. A parade of cars with incredible flower constructions is held on the last Sunday of January. The city witnesses hundreds of luxurious cars decorated with thousands of fragrant flowers.
Local musicians and actors clad in special festive dresses accompany each flower car. A tradition to celebrate this unique and marvelous festival was started far in 1904. Then the holiday had another name and another theme. The celebration was devoted to the Goddess of nature named Flora. A hundred years ago the festival was accompanied with original rituals and ceremonies. In the middle of the 20th century the festival got a name of Flower battle. The festival got its recognition and popularity among local folks rather fast. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The contemporary event engages the best florists of Liguria for whom the flowers and care of these tender plants have turned into their sense of life. The florists present their achievements in floral design art during the festival. Apart from a bright parade the holiday features interesting educational events and exciting flower fairs.
Bajardo Tourists planning a visit to San Remo in July will get a chance to witness a grand firework production. The Firework International Contest is an event of global scale attracting fireworks admirers from all over the world. Classic music fans and drama art admirers will also find numerous entertainments in the city of San Remo. The Ariston Theater is an established place for holding of the brightest cultural events. It goes without saying that the main elements of the decoration of the theater for every event are live flowers as well.
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Everyone knows the love Italians have for food, and the residents of Sanremo are not an exception: locals love to eat very much. It is not surprising that there is a wonderful festival devoted to food held here. This is about Sanremo Street Food Festival, which takes place at the beginning of February. At this time, gourmets gather on the main streets of the pearl of the Italian Riviera (mainly on Via del Castillo street, which is located near the city’s embankment), and try a variety of dishes – both local and international cuisine.
Italians value fast and sports cars not less – there is enough evidence of this. One of them is the holding of the festival in which the best racers on the planet take part. We are talking about the Rallye Internazionale di Sanremo that has a long-won trust (or Rallye dei Fiori, as it was called earlier), which is traditionally held in late February. The auto-competition has a rich history, which started since 1928. In order to see the colorful event, hundreds of tourists visit Sanremo during its holding.
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The uniqueness of the race is that it does not take place at the autodrome — the track becomes the mountainous terrain around the city. Starting their way to Sanremo, the race car drivers finish it here by making an impressive hook (the entire car race takes 120 kilometers). Due to this, it is necessary to understand that only true professionals can take part here because participating in the race is risky. Among the cars that racers can ride are not only sports cars, but also cars like FIAT or Peugeot.
Another interesting sporting event awaits guests of the city and locals at the end of March when the Milan – San Remo cycling race (or La Classicissima, as it is often called) takes place. It is worth noting that this is the longest one-day cycling race (the distance is almost 300 kilometers), and also one of the oldest (it was held in 1907 for the first time). All Italy is watching the news at this time, “rooting” for their “favorites”, and for professional cyclists to get on a holiday La Classicissima is a big dream.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near San Remo
♥   Basilica Concattedrale di S. Siro, Sanremo, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Sacro Cuore di Gesù, Bussana, 5.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Saint-Michel Archange, Menton, 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Église Saint-Michel, Sospel, 26.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame de L’Immaculée Conception, Monaco-Ville, 29.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sanctuaire national Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice, Nice, 40.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Sainte-Marie et Sainte-Réparate, Nice, 41.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around San Remo
♥   Castle 'Castello della Lucertola' Apricale, 11.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Dolceacqua' Dolceacqua, 12 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello d’Appio' Ventimiglia, 15.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin' Alpes-Maritimes, 25.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Lucéram' Alpes-Maritimes, 33.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Andora' Andora, 34.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Nice' Alpes-Maritimes, 41.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around San Remo

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in San Remo. Learn the best periods to visit San Remo to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in San Remo.
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