Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia), Sanremo

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Ruin · Tourist Spot
A former ghost town, Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) has hosted an artist community since the early 1960s. The 1887 earthquake that caused the abandonment was the first recorded by a true seismograph. The hippies who moved in 70 years later have been served ineffective eviction orders on more than one occasion. The list of current artists names more than 20. Plan your route to arrival carefully as it can be difficult to find. If you don’t have a car, be aware of the 3 km (1.9 mi) uphill hike. You may find that here there is little distinction between a for-pay restaurant and an invitation to dine in someone’s home, which perhaps has a donation box hanging on the door. Use our Sanremo online travel planner to visit Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) on your trip to Sanremo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Excellent to spend a couple of hours exploring and taking pictures, it seems surreal in some parts. Only a few bars and restaurants but a nice place to visit.  more »
  • Short story: an earthquake destroyed the town in 1887, in the 60' some hippies came back to live in the remains... slowly slowly more nd more artists joined and an international artistic community...  more »

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