Cervo hosts the prestigious Festival Internazionale di Musica da Camera.
Within a few miles the panorama spans from olive trees to forests until the pastures, with sea view.
Throughout the hinterland you will admire a huge feat of engineering: the terraces of dry stone cover almost all the hills.
The Caselle (constructions similar to the Sardinian Nuraghe and the Trulli of Puglia) and the anti-barbarian towers scattered in the valleys testify a past of wars and hard work, both on the sea and on the mountains.
Now, grab your camera and take a walk in our land. There’s still a lot to be discovered!
In Imperia, shopping continues under the arcades and inside the Galleria degli Orti, taking a lunch at the restaurants in Calata Cuneo and enjoying the view of Parasio from Porto Maurizio’s port.
Imperia, reachable by walking or by city bike through the walkway by the sea, has its main attractions in the ancient port of Calata Cuneo, the Olive Museum, Villa Grock and Parasio with its spectacular Santa Clara lodges.
Ride the highway for 45 minutes and you will take an exciting bath at the aquatic park Le Caravelle in Ceriale.
These are just a few examples: to find out more, ask the front desk.
You can’t miss the elegance of Sanremo Casino, not far from the Teatro Ariston where the Festival della Canzone Italiana is held every year.
Near the beautiful village of Laigueglia you will find La Suerte, an impressive open air disco by the sea.
Other unforgettable destinations are the villages of Apricale, Bajardo, Ceriana, Dolceacqua, Seborga and Valloria (with its painted doors), the old town of Taggia and the rich villas of Sanremo (like Nobel’s one).
For a trip in the unusual, be sure to check Bussana Vecchia, destroyed by the main 1887 earthquake and resurrected thanks to dozens of artists who have settled there, opening workshops and creating works of art between the ancient ruins.
We remind you that San Bartolomeo al Mare is less than an hour drive from the Côte d’Azur: Monaco can be reached in 40 minutes and you could spend an unforgettable night in the French nightlife.
San Bartolomeo al Mare is one hour drive from Genoa’s acquarium (the largest in Italy) and sixty kilometers from the prehistoric site of Balzi Rossi or the famous gardens of Villa Hanbury.
The DOC wines of the province are: Vermentino, Pigato, Ormeasco and Rossese di Dolceacqua. White and red wines, connecting the sea to the mountains. You’ll find the wines in our restaurant.
Among the recipes: Farinata (made with chickpea flour), Sardenaira (a tick, soft and crisp pizza), stockfish, Piscialandrea (similar to the Sardenaira), Torta Verde (a vegetable stuffed cake), Panissa (again with chickpea flour), Canestrelli di Taggia (salty and tasty biscuits), Cima (stuffed meat, served sliced with a green sauce), Pesto, Cubaite (ancient cookie made with wafers, honey, chestnuts, nuts…), Condiglione (the local salad), stuffed vegetables and the rustic bread from Triora.
Your holiday by the sea…
San Bartolomeo al Mare (Imperia)