See also:Liguria, Italy, in the province of
See also:Porto Maurizio, on the
See also:Riviera di Ponente, 91 m . E. of Ventimiglia by
See also:rail, and 84 m . S.W. of Genoa . Pop . (19o1) 17,114 (
See also:town); 20,027 (commune) . Climbing the slope of a steep
See also:hill it looks south over a small
See also:bay, and, protected towards the
See also:north by hills rising gradually from Soo to 8000 ft., it is in
See also:climate one of the most favoured places on the whole
See also:coast, a fact which accounts for the
See also:great reputation as a winter resort which it has enjoyed since 1861 . The older town, with its narrow steep streets and lofty sombre houses protected against earthquakes by
See also:arches connecting them, contrasts with the new visitors' town, containing all the public buildings, which has grown up at the
See also:foot of the hill . The fort of S . Tecla protects the small
See also:harbour, sheltered by its sickle-shaped mole, 1300 ft. long . The
See also:promenade of
See also:San Remo is the Corso dell' Imperatrice,
See also:running from the
See also:main street, the Via
See also:Vittorio Emanuele, along the coast to the Giardino dell' Imperatrice; it is a broad road shaded by palm-trees, and was, like the
See also:garden, constructed at the expense of the empress Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (d . 188o) . The
See also:Villa Thiem has a valuable picture-gallery, containing for the most
See also:part examples of the great 17th-century masters of the
See also:Netherlands .
See also:Gothic ex-
See also:cathedral of San Siro, the
See also:church of the Madonna della
See also:Costa, at the top of the old town, may be mentioned . In front of it is a large hospital . On the east of the harbour, the promenade along the coast is called the Passeggiata Imperatore Federico in memory of the German emperor
See also:Frederick, whose visit to the town in 1887-1888 greatly increased its repute as a winter resort .
See also:Flowers, especially
See also:roses and carnations, are extensively grown for export, and olives, lemons and palms are also cultivated . San Remo appears to have been dependent on Genoa in its early days, but became
See also:independent in 1361 . In 1544 the town was attacked by
See also:Barbarossa, and in 1625 by the French and Savoyards . The Genoese, against whose encroachments it had long defended its independence, subjugated it in 1753; in 1797 it was incorporated in the Ligurian republic, and in 1814 passed to Piedmont .
There are no comments yet for this article.
Do not copy, download, transfer, or otherwise replicate the site content in whole or in part.
Links to articles and home page are encouraged.