Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia), Sanremo

3.9
#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in Sanremo
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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  • We recently had the pleasure of a fascinating visit to Bussana Vecchia while on holiday with our daughter who was working in Italy, luckily her work colleagues recommended it to us & it proved to be o...  more »
  • As you may already know through reading other TA reviews of this town, it was abandoned due to an earthquake, killing more than 2000 unsuspecting souls within the region on February 23, 1887. In the 1...  more »
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