Sanremo is a city that is part of the Italian Riviera and has a special charm and tends to please everyone who passes by.With its historic architecture, Sanremo is divided into an old and a new part. In addition to having the oldest casino in Europe. Casino of San Remo
Upon arriving in Sanremo, the first thing we did was go straight to the famous Casino Sanremo, we wanted to check out the largest and oldest casino in Europe.
With its 2.500 square meters, the Sanremo Casino was opened in 1905 with more than 400 slot machines and 38 tables for games such as poker and its diversities.
To this day, Casino Sanremo is the preferred place for game lovers from across the European continent. The European Poker Tour (EPT) has already been held there several times, in addition to being the stage for the famous Italian Song Festival.
For those who like to have fun, the casino is a good entertainment option and not only for game lovers, but for those who like to try Mediterranean cuisine there, you can enjoy some typical dishes that the different restaurants offer there.
Orthodox Church Christ the Savior
When you leave the casino and look up, the dome of the Chiesa Ortodoxa Cristo Salvatore will draw your attention. Walking to the left side of the casino, at the end of the street almost on the corner, is the Chiesa Ortodoxa Cristo Salvatore, you will immediately remember Russia.
It was built in the XNUMXth century at the request of the Russian nobility who had chosen the city of Sanremo as their family's tourist destination for their vacation stays.
Entry costs 2 euros, but if you just want to see it from the outside, entry through the gates is free.
If you're interested in getting to know the inside, it's worth taking a look at the days and times released to the public.
As I said earlier, Sanremo is divided into two parts. Pigna, as the old part of the city is known, is located at the top, where sunset lovers meet to watch the spectacle of nature.
There is a region full of charm and history, its constructions are from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century, made up of colorful houses and narrow alleys, where at each end of the street you have a privileged view of the sea.
Fort Santa Tecla
Right on the promenade by the sea, is Fort Santa Tecla, unlike most forts that are built for territorial defense, this one was built in 1756 by order of the Republic of Genoa to keep the Sanremesi in service. The project was started after the popular revolt in 1753, triggered by Genoa's decision to secede from Sanremo.
After a few decades, Fort Santa Tecla was used as a barracks in 1815 and in 1864 it was used as a judicial prison. But even over the centuries, the construction has remained intact until the present day. For those who like history, there you will learn all about the history of the Liguria region, telling the famous trajectory of the city of Genoa and its allies.
Extra tips from Sanremo
We love walking through the streets to see everything up close, and Sanremo is a perfect city for that good walk. Leaving the Sanremo Casino, you can visit the Church mentioned above, or follow the pedestrian street with several shops and great options for restaurants and cafes.
Right at the end of this boardwalk is one of the oldest cinemas in the region, which can be a good option to enjoy a night out for two, just take a look at the movies that are showing and buy your ticket at the box office. When we got to Sanremo, the cinema was only open on the weekends, as we went there in low season.
Now, if you want a nice end of the afternoon, go to the boardwalk by the sea and enjoy a snack/dinner in sight of several boats and yachts that are moored there and if you have children, the best thing is to walk to the end of the boardwalk by the sea and enjoy the playground with various toys and boats, sure to be guaranteed fun.
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