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Impressive location

I had the possibility to visit this impressive location in a hot summer day. I knew its story, so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Casale Monferrato, Italy
Must see!!!

Gorgeous little village cast away in the mountains. Peaceful and charming, it is definitely worth a... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Montreal, Canada
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“old village”(6 reviews)
“worth a visit”(10 reviews)
“jazz club”(3 reviews)
Devastated by an earthquake and abandoned, this unique medieval village has been reborn and is now inhabited by an international artists community.
Miles NE Of 5, Sanremo, Italy
+39 335 841 7839
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the possibility to visit this impressive location in a hot summer day. I knew its story, so i was attracted by the idea to see what had been done in Bussana. The feeling is to be in a sort of "twilight world", full...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Maybe it was vibrant when artists took over a few decades ago... Now they're inactive. Shops are closed. Old for sure, but apart from that, derelict and of little artistic or historic interest.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous little village cast away in the mountains. Peaceful and charming, it is definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank valerielmtl
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

An amazing small village which was partly destroyed by an earthquake in the 1890s and by the police who destroyed many floors to stop squatters moving in in the 1940s. In the 50s and 60s English and German artists moved in and carved out living...More

1  Thank Rother13
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Horrible.Instead of artist community found 1 new local resident probably paying rent to illegal squatters. An older resident with some succulent garden left to itself and room with old documents copies of and after original earthquake asked if we had paid enrance fee where there...More

4  Thank DanielePol
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Bussana Vecchia was destroyed by an earthquake in 1887 and lay abandoned for almost a hundred years, until various artists moved in during the 1960's. The place still has a bit of "hippy" feel to it. There streets are narrow and only for pedestrians, you...More

1  Thank Ken H
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Does not cost anything to visit and is a nice and unique experience. If you are staying in the area, it is worth the trip, but as it has a entertainment time of about 45 minutes, don’t drive here if it requires a long drive.

1  Thank Josine K
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Like all other reviews mention: the road up bu car is narrow and steep. We took our 10 month old son but note that its almost impossible to take the baby stroller into the old town due to the ancient paving. If you can carry...More

Thank Nathalie V
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We tooked the road foot from the centre of SanRemo,on the route suggested nu Google maps.very easy to follow,about 2 hours walk (with a coffe break).You need to be in good shape.we vesited the city for about 2 hours,had a light lunch(there are 2 restaurants/bar...More

4  Thank Berar P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Located about 15 minutes from San Remo this is a must see! It has the benefits of a) extremely good selection of work to see/purchase by the people who reside there. The quality is very good. b) the location is beautiful and the streets and...More

4  Thank Alan M
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Response from 55gio | Reviewed this property |
noi siamo camminatori ma a piedi e' impossibile raggiungere Bussana Vecchia, sono circa 9 km e quasi 2 ore di camminata la maggior parte in salita.
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