When people talk about Ligurian cuisine, they immediately refer to the famous pesto (a tasty basil sauce) used to flavour pasta. But Liguria is also a land of vineyards and olive trees and their products end up in excellent wines and extra virgin olive oils. Of course there are many sea and meat dishes. Do not forget about the focaccia, the famous “sardenaria” of Sanremo and the thin oven baked chick pea “farinata”. Among the traditional desserts you can find the chocolate “Baci di Sanremo”.Visit: Regione Liguria
Sanremo offers a wide variety of social and sporting activities including sailing, surfing, rowing, swimming, scuba diving, tennis, golf and horseback riding. Sanremo is home to numerous festivals including the the “Italian Music Festival” (end of February or beginning of March), the “Great Spring Classic”, also known as the “Milano-Sanremo” bicycle race (mid-March), the “Giraglia Rolex Cup” regatta (May/June), the “Sanremo car Rally” (September/October) and of course the many summer festivals under the “Sanremo Estate” name, hosting many itinerant performances. There is also the “International Golf Championship” in January and the Flower Market.