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Flower Riviera

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One of the most romantic areas of the Ligurian Riviera is the Riviera dei Fiori, the Flower Riviera. Lush flower fields but also huge greenhouses determine the image of this coastal strip. The climate is mild and pleasant all year-round. The floriculture came to this place only in the mid-19th century, as the banished from France writer Alphonse Karr moved to Nice. He successfully exported flower seeds all over the world and thus formed the economy of the region. But Riviera dei Fiori is also greatly adopted for tourism. Accommodation for tourists could be found here even 100 years ago. The structures were slowly grown and this place became a perfect place for family vacationing. It is the ideal travel destination for those who do not only enjoy the beach life, but also would like to migrate here.

The great cities of San Remo and Bordighera attract with their sights. But only a few kilometers off the Via Aurelia coast road there can be found small and original villages. Their quiet, partly deserted streets and shady squares invite you to linger. The time here seems to stand still. In the ancient courtyards with their olive groves and citrus orchards the dreamy and romantic vacation can be found. Who vacation in the region, should visit the Flower Market in San Remo. Worth seeing is the Kasbah, the old city with its oriental-looking winding alleys and houses. Small shops and restaurants invite you to stroll and relax. Especially picturesque is the town of Bordighera, which has to offer a wonderful, lush Mediterranean flora due to the very favorable climatic situation. Lemons and oranges are grown here. Palm trees line the streets. The olive oil is precious. The historic old city together with the new town with its magnificent buildings of the Art Nouveau is worth a visit.

Tourism determines the way of people’s lives on the coast. The numerous beaches, marinas, restaurants and hotels attract tourists annually. Who likes a quiet vacation will find many very beautiful landscaped apartments and private accommodation only a few miles inland.



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In Genoa will be opened a submarine museum
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San Miniato will host the White Truffle Festival
Truffle Festival’s visitors will be able to taste the truffles with Italian wine, grappa, cheese and snails.