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San Remo Market saturdays???

Posted by Honey-190366 - Created: 14 years ago
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Posted by mfn - 14 years ago

Hi Mark,

 You seem to know so much about Taggia that I thought you could recommend me an hotel there for Sat. night, Valentines, I can get the names of all the hotels , but none of them have a website.I'm looking more toward quaint than modern, but still comfortable, any suggestions?

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Posted by Mark Dezzani - 14 years ago

Just a note correcting some info on the 'Fulgari' fireworks festival in Taggia. I had been informed by the tourist office that it was to take place Saturday 7th Feb. This was incorrect. It will actually take place Saturday 14th Feb. My apologies to anyone who went along last Saturday. The good news is that those who wished to attend and couldn't make it last Saturday, they have another chance!

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Posted by michelle-180928 - 14 years ago

RTT = la Reduction du Temps de Travail

In other words, I am required to work more than 35 hours/week I accumulate a certain number of days of "RTT" per month that I can take in addition to my vacation days. The number of days/year seems to vary vastly based on the internal agreement of each company!

-michelle.

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Posted by yjme-181229 - 14 years ago

Yes,what is RTT?!

 

Right To Travel day

Repos tout terrain

Very curious now!




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Posted by Mark Dezzani - 14 years ago

Italian drivers at this end of the peninusula are relatively tame compared to Naples i.e. they stop at red lights, although stopping at zebra crossings is still optional! Driving will obviously give you more freedom to visit some of the more out of the way places I mentioned. Traffic and parking can be bad on market day in San Remo, but if you are visiting Bordighera market and then visiting San Remo it shouldn't be too bad. If you are taking the train I suggest going as far as Ventimiglia and taking a bus along the coast. They run every 15 minutes and the bus stop is on the main road just down from the railway station square in Ventimiglia. If you are taking the train I am not sure if the line is still interruped between Monaco & Menton with a replacement bus service? If so it could add up to 1 hour or so to your journey. BTW, what is RTT?

Regards,

Mark D.

mark@europaproductions.com

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Posted by Queenie-192776 - 14 years ago

Thank you ever so much Mark. I am counting down the days till I get my RTT ! Is the train the best way to get there or driving. I've been to Naples and the way the Italians drive there scare me so was thinking that perhaps taking the train is less stressful way.

Kind Regards

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Posted by Queenie-192776 - 14 years ago

Thank you ever so much Mark. I am counting down the days till I get my RTT ! Is the train the best way to get there or driving. I've been to Naples and the way the Italians drive there scare me so was thinking that perhaps taking the train is less stressful way.

Kind Regards

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Posted by Mark Dezzani - 14 years ago

Correction to the telephone no: for La Siesta (0184 not 0154.)

La Siesta on the old port opposite the old stone prison. 7 V. Nazario Sauro. Tel: 0184 503 442.

mark@europaproductions.com

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Posted by Mark Dezzani - 14 years ago

Bordighera market is open all year round. As mentioned previously, it ends around midday, so be sure to get there in good time!

As for touristy things to see & do in San Remo:

Villa Nobel. Beautiful Victorian Gothic villa of Alfred Nobel. Open as a museum. You will find it on Corso Cavalotti on the east side of San remo near the ugly new concrete bunker style railway station.

Russian Church. On the west side near the Casino.

The old town of San Remo is quite atmospheric. To bring it alive, I suggest reading the brilliant local writer Italo Calvino's book The Path To The Spider's Nest about life in the city during WW2.

Also on the east side of San Remo is the artists village of Bussana Vecchia. Abandoned after the 1887 earthquake, the village was left abandoned until occupied by artists in the 1960s. They have left the exteriors ruined whilst renovating the interiors into beautiful homes, galleries and shops. Loads of great art & crafts to see and buy.

The medieval town of Taggia to the east of San Remo has a unique bonfire/fireworks festival this forthcoming Saturday (7th Feb 2004.) Check this link for more.

As for restaurants, the best ones are in the hinterland, but in town in San Remo I recommend the following:

La Siesta on the old port opposite the old stone prison. 7 V. Nazario Sauro. Tel: 0154 503 442. A nice glass covered terrace with plants and a good quality & reasonably priced typical Italian menu. The seafood spaghetti and other sea food is good as is the rest of the menu.

If you want something more typically Ligurian (lots of anti-pasti etc...) try the Ristorante Gabry at Coldirodi near the motorway exit (you will need a car to get there.) Via Monte Ortigara 43, Coldirodi di Sanremo. Tel: 0184 670 038.

For fish speciality, my favourite is in the fish market square (Piazza Brescia) just the other side of the old railway line from the old port. I can't remember its name, but it is a small narrow restaurant on the north side of the square (facing the direction of the sea.)

In the old town there is one of these hiden doorway trattorias which has excellent home cooking and abundant quantities. Again I cannot remember the name, so happy hunting!

In Bussana Vecchia, both the Cassacia and Deli Artisti restaurants are good.

I hope this helps!

Cheers,

Mark D.

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Posted by lareveuse - 14 years ago

Hello, Can anyone tell me if Bordighera market is open in Winter....managed to get an RTT on the last Thurs of Febuary and thought I should take a day trip to Italy ....besides the market is there anything else to see in San Remo. Any tips on where to have lunch and what sights to take in ?

Many thanks ;)