We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia)

Miles NE Of 5, Sanremo, Italy
+39 335 841 7839
Review Highlights
Creepy but fascinating

Like all other reviews mention: the road up bu car is narrow and steep. We took our 10 month old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nathalie V
via mobile
The best thing to do near San Remo

We tooked the road foot from the centre of SanRemo,on the route suggested nu Google maps.very easy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Berar P
via mobile
Read all 938 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Devastated by an earthquake and abandoned, this unique medieval village has been reborn and is now inhabited by an international artists community.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“old village” (6 reviews)
“ghost town” (5 reviews)
Miles NE Of 5, Sanremo, Italy
+39 335 841 7839
Write a Review
Reviews (938)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 108 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Berar P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Alan M
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must do when I'm Sanremo. Lots of artist shops and amazing history. This place looks like it was frozen in time 200 years ago. Please read the history of this place to understand it's value and heritage to this region. Visit Franco a local...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Set off from Sanremo following a route suggested by Google Maps. Quite easy to follow. Wouldn't recommend unless you were in good shape as very steep in places and a fair bit of ascent. Take water, a towel and a spare top if doing this...More

Thank beanie999
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Shops are ok, but the whole picture is fantastic. They're still working to get this place back to how it was, but it's already worth to see this village/project.

Thank Mr_Bram
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We learned about this place thanks to Trip Advisor. As we did not have a car with us we took a bus to Bussana, but the bus driver did not let us off at the correct stop so had an extra walk! Get off at...More

Thank mbrick2017
Reviewed 30 July 2017

If you're visiting San Remo, Bussana Vecchia is a must see spot. This medieval village was destroyed in earthquake in 19th century and today it is the International Artist Village, a small community for hippie artists from all over Europe.

Thank Ma J
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

A great place to explore, it really is like stepping back in time. Go early to avoid the traffic on the way up and down. Well worth the visit.

Thank sisterbliss186338
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Bussana Vecchia was a complete surprise to us. We had a hard time finding the way, and actually ended up arriving from the back, walking the old pilgrim path up the back side of the mountain. We parked at an abandoned industrial site at the...More

Thank Gunda D
Nearby Restaurants
Piazzetta golosa
73 reviews
.08 km away
Osteria degli Artisti
187 reviews
.08 km away
Relax Zone
10 reviews
.10 km away
7 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cala degli Orsi 2.0
16 reviews
1.98 km away
Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo
1,745 reviews
2.11 km away
Spiagge di Arma di Taggia
133 reviews
2.31 km away
Pista Ciclabile Riva Ligure - Arma di Taggia
250 reviews
3.88 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
12 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Shops are open daily and don't shut at lunch time! Probably open late afternoon.