Sanremo: corso Matteotti, already via Vittorio
That which is known today as corso Matteotti, the shopping street of Sanremo, started out as strada Nuova (New street) in the middle of the 1800's, taking then the name of via Vittorio in honour of King Vittorio Emanuele II. After the second world war the street took the name which it still bears today, dedicated to the socialist Giacomo Matteoti. Known also as the "la vasca" ("the stroll"), corso Matteotti is the ideal way to go shopping being adapted to all types of pocket and wallet.
For those who love fashion and shopping, this part of the city is fundamental: rich Arab magnates are drawn here and Russians who love Italian style. Not only the shop window displays, but also aperitivos, walks and curiosity: this is corso Matteotti. The street is paved with the titles of songs which have won different editions of the Sanremo Festival. In one of the streets which leads onto the corso, some years ago a statue dedicated to Mike Bongiorno, who presented the festival for many editions, was erected.