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Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia)

5 miles (8 km) NE of San Remo, Sanremo, Italy
+39 335 841 7839
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Love this place. Shops are ok, but the whole picture is fantastic. They're still working to get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Wonderful place to visit but you really do need a car.

We learned about this place thanks to Trip Advisor. As we did not have a car with us we took a bus... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Limerick, Ireland
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Devastated by an earthquake and abandoned, this unique medieval village has been reborn and is now inhabited by an international artists community.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth a visit” (10 reviews)
“old village” (5 reviews)
“ghost town” (5 reviews)
5 miles (8 km) NE of San Remo, Sanremo, Italy
+39 335 841 7839
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Shops are ok, but the whole picture is fantastic. They're still working to get this place back to how it was, but it's already worth to see this village/project.

Thank Mr_Bram
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learned about this place thanks to Trip Advisor. As we did not have a car with us we took a bus to Bussana, but the bus driver did not let us off at the correct stop so had an extra walk! Get off at...More

Thank mbrick2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're visiting San Remo, Bussana Vecchia is a must see spot. This medieval village was destroyed in earthquake in 19th century and today it is the International Artist Village, a small community for hippie artists from all over Europe.

Thank Ma J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to explore, it really is like stepping back in time. Go early to avoid the traffic on the way up and down. Well worth the visit.

Thank sisterbliss186338
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bussana Vecchia was a complete surprise to us. We had a hard time finding the way, and actually ended up arriving from the back, walking the old pilgrim path up the back side of the mountain. We parked at an abandoned industrial site at the...More

Thank Gunda D
Reviewed 25 June 2017

A jazz club with funky art and arched stone ceilings in a medieval hilltop village that's open in the afternoon, local artists from all over Europe, a bohemian commune of folks from the 70s who fed and entertained us, but wouldn't call their place a...More

Thank spyro m
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

A very quite old place. Definitely must see when you are around Sanremo. We enjoyed walking around there.

Thank Li L
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Bussana Vecchia was a welcome surprise for a random traveller with a car. Not advertised a lot it seems, but excellent place to wonder into. Hippie community feeling is still strong in some stores and the Jazz Club kinda. Loved everything about it.

Thank Ari K
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It is a place you visit once like many others of this nature. If elderly, not the easiest place to walk because of the ups and downs and the cobble stones. Parking is non existant except along the road to Bussana Vecchia. It is a...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Destroyed by an earthquake in 1897, this village remained totally empty until the 60s when artists came as squatters and gradually rebuilt the village despite not having water or electricity. Sixty years on, the village is thriving and, apart from a few 'original' artists still...More

Thank Susie S
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