Sanremo: 1872 Soldiers on the Corso Imperatrice, 1872
On of the favorite stopping-off points for tourists to San Remo, is the long Passeggiata dell'Imperatrice. Dedicated to Maria Alexandrovna, the Russian Empress in 1974, it represents one of the most famous seafront promenades in Europe.
The famous palms along the seafront promenade were the idea of the Russian empress herself, who with a substantial donation to the San Remo Town Council , contributed to the enrichment and the aesthetic appearance of the seafront. Walking along the promenade it is possible to see the sea and the beaches of San Remo, while on the opposite side there are the famous gardens of the historic Hotels of the city, one of which is the Grand Hotel Royal,
Apart from the specatacle of nature, you can see two monuments on Corso Imperatrice, which are very important for the city: the statue of "Spring" by Vincenzo Pasquali and the statue dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi, which dates back to 1908.