Sanremo: “the Pigna” and the Madonna of the Coast
You cannot say that you have really visited Sanremo without having visited the Pigna, or the old city. It is a fascinating area where history, tradition and today also multi-ethnicity meet. A true labyrinth of small streets, mixed in with squares and piazzettas, which can be visited only on foot,
Porta Santo Stefano, the Rivolte, piazza dei Dolori: these are only the start of this medieval itinerary to discover the historic Sanremo, where you can visit the Palazzo dei Conti Sapia Rossi, which is where general Napoleon Bonaparte stayed in 1794 for example.
The Madonna of the Coast, which can be found at the highest point of the Pigna, dates back to 1700 and over the centuries has been a point of reference not only for the faithful but also for sailors. The valuable painting which is there, was painted by Nicolò da Voltri.