?mo]; Ligurian: Sanrému, local Sanr?mu) is a town and municipality on the Mediterranean coastline of Liguria, in the northwest of Italy. Established in ancient Rome, it has 57,000 inhabitants and is known as a touristic attraction on the Riviera of Italy.
Here you will find a number of different culture activities, such as the Sanremo Music Festival and the Milan-San Remo cycle champions. Its name is a phononic summary of Sant'Eremo di San Romolo, which relates to Romulus of Genoa, the follower of Syrus of Genoa. Contemporary folktales often claim that Sanremo is a translated version of "Saint Remus", a dead saint.
San Remo is written on all the old cards of Liguria, the old Republic of Genoa, Italy in the Middle Ages, the Kingdom of Sardinia and the Kingdom of Italy. Formerly the Matutia or Villa Matutiana village, Sanremo grew in the early Middle Ages when the inhabitants migrated to the highlands.
The city of Sanremo stayed independant from the Genoese Republic. Following the reign of France and the Savoy restauration in 1814, Sanremo was incorporated into the Kingdom of Sardinia. Empress Sissi of Austria, Empress Maria Alexandrovna of Russia and Emperor Nicholas II of Russia went on vacation in Sanremo, while the perennial home of the perennial Swiss chemical scientist Alfred Nobel was in Sanremo.
At the San Remo Summit from 19 to 26 April 1920 of the Supreme Council of the Allies after World War I, the League of Nations class "A" was assigned seats for the management by the vanquishing forces of the formerly Ottoman-led countries of the Middle East. The Mediterranean weather and the beautiful coastline of the Riviera make Sanremo a favourite holiday resort.
In addition to the tourist industry, the town is also involved in the manufacture of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, whose Denomination of Origins is D.O.P. (Denominazione di Origine Protetta). Known as the Town of Flowers (la Città the Fiori ), Sanremo is another important economic town.
Immediate cities of Arma di Taggia, Bordighera and Ospedaletti are also engaged in growing plants for the Sanremo Floral Fair. Ventimiglia is linked to Genoa and Ventimiglia, the French frontier town, by the autobahn no. 10, the last part of which is also known as the Autostrada del Fiori.
Especially when traveling from Italy to France you only have to go to the cities Menton and Monaco. Another important road is the SS1, the "Aurelia Bis", which links Sanremo to Taggia. It can be overloaded when passing through cities as it has only one track in both directions for most of the route around Sanremo.
Sanremo is connected with Taggia and Ventimiglia by a bus line along the Via Aurelia. Sanremo's nearest international aerodrome is in France, the Côte d'Azur international aerodrome in Nice, 75 min by rail or road. Railways connect the town with other towns in Liguria such as Imperia, Genoa and Nice, Milan, Turin and Rome.
In Sanremo there is a warm Mediterranean temperature in summers (Köppen climatic class Csa). Ariston Theatre houses the yearly Sanremo Music Fest, a very beloved singing competition that has been taking place in the town since 1951. It was this event that drew the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Competition, which began in 1956, and for years the Sanremo chose the contribution from Italy.
Domenico Modugno first played the international acclaimed Nel blue diipinto di blue, also known as Volare, at this year' event in 1958. It is so loved by Italians that it is often described as " Il Festivals " (The Festival). Further activities are the Tenco Prize (Autumn), a singing competition for writers devoted to the remembrance of Luigi Tenco, the Flower Parade in January/February, during which each town on the Italian Riviera presents an unusual floral piece exhibited on a carnival caravan in the Mardi Gras theme, and the International Fireworks Competition in the second August weekend, also known as Ferragosto.
Among the gastronomic specialties of Sanremo and its surroundings are Sardenara, Focaccia, Focaccia alle Cipolle, Torta Verde, Farinata and Taggiasca olive. Sanremo Rallies is a competitive event that was part of the FIA World Rallies Championship from 1973 to 2003, when it was superseded by the Rallye d'Italia Sardegna on the Sardegna Islands, which hosted the WRC Italia.
The city of Sanremo is the destination of the classical Milan-San Remo bicycle racing. Milano - San Remo takes place in March and is one of the first big games in the bike year. A. S. D. Sanremese is the renowned Sanremese A. S. D. soccer team, which has also been playing in Serie B and Serie C. Mercurial Italien Fabio Fognini.
Venerable Giorgio Baldassarre Oppezzi, a 1525 deceased friar whose corpse was later found incorruptible, is interred here in the Santa Maria Degli Angeli parish chapel. The Empress Maria Alexandrovna, wife of Alexander II of Russia, stayed in Sanremo during the 1874 season and gave the town palm trees on the banks of Corso Imperatrice (Empress Avenue).
In 1891 Alfred Nobel purchased a mansion in Saremo and passed away there in 1896. Even long after his untimely passing, he remains connected to Nobel. Every year on 10 December (the day Nobel passed away in 1896), large numbers of bouquets from the Imperia region, the municipality of Senremo and the Board for Tourist Promotion of the Riviera Dutchiori are sent out to decorate the Nobel Prize ceremony and banquet in Stockholm.
Italo Calvino, the famous Italo, grew up in Sanremo and many of his books, among them Il Barone Rampante, recall his close ties with the town. Known for his support of the realist arts movements, Edward James, a UK based author, passed away in Sanremo on 2 December 1984. Englishman Edward Lear, illustrated and author, known for his absurd poems and delimericks, lives and dies in Sanremo.
Carlo Dapporto, the famous actress and romantic Carlo Dapporto was in Sanremo and became a well-known figure in post-war Italy. Luigi Pirandello, dramatist and Nobel Prize laureate from Sicily, resided in Sanremo in 1933-34 and was named the casino's art director. Luigi Pirandello is a native of Sicily. Mario Bava, the italien filmmaker and cameraman, was 1914 in Sanremo.
Giuseppe Moretti, a sculptress by birth in Italy, spent his last years in Sanremo and passed away here in February 1935. It'?s the sculpture, the town? emblem. Demetrio (Dino) Rosa, the gradual Italy artist, living in Sanremo in his adolescence and part of his adulthood. The last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed VI, passed away in Sanremo on 16 May 1926.
Muhammad Ali Qajar Qa' ah, Shaah of Persia from 1907 to 1909, passed away in Sanremo on April 5, 1925. The first Italian to baseball in the Major League, Alex Liddi, b. Sanremo, was at the Seattle Mariners in 2011. And Giovanni Ermiglia, Italy's non-violent militant. And Sanremo's a partner:
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