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BUSSANA: A GHOST VILLAGE SAVED BY ART

Sanremo, Italy

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Experience hosted by Monica

3 hours
Includes food, transportation
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, French, Italian, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

Meeting in front of Villa Ormond, at 10:00. You will enjoy a short trip to Bussana by car and then an amazing walk within mediterranean vegetation will take you to Bussana, where you can discover artists workshop and learn their incredible stories.
Before to say bye to this enchanted village you will taste local specialities in a special location with stunning view.
Back to Sanremo around 13:00
Other things to note
In case of bad weather the walk between New Bussana and Old Bussana cannot take place, the clients will be transferrd directly to Old Bussana by car.
Meeting in front of Villa Ormond, at 10:00. You will enjoy a short trip to Bussana by car and then an amazing walk within mediterranean vegetation will take you to Bussana, where you can discover artists workshop and learn their incredible stories.
Before to say bye to this enchanted village you will taste local specialities in a special location with stunning view.
Back to Sanremo around 13:00
Other things to note
In case of…

Monica's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Aperitivo with focaccia ligure,
  • Transportation
    Transfer from Sanremo and back
From $40
/ person
Mon, Nov 30
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person
Tue, Dec 1
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person
Wed, Dec 2
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person

Meet your host, Monica

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 10 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I m italian, travel lover and founder of Pangea, a company that since 2011 provides unique and unforgettable life-style experiences in whole Europe. I m fluent both in english, french and chinese mandarin.
Discover with me the territory looking for hidden stories, undiscovered treasure and out of market itinerary. Culture, tradition, art, history, nature and food are the basic elements of my receipt: let's mix all together and you will enjoy your tour!
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Where you'll be

Old Bussana is a completely pedestrian village, a ghost town completely destroyed by 1887's earthquick . We will start our itinerary from Bussana nuova and we will take a walk immerse in the Ligurian gourgeous nature till Old Bussana, within olive tree, mediterraneum flowers and vineyard with a stunning view over the sea. At the arrival in Old Bussana we will start to discover some of the small workshop of different artists coming from all over

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Alexandra
September 2020
Monica est une super guide, très agréable et passionnée ! Elle a été prévenante et enjouée tout du long et nous avons passé une superbe journée dans les ruelles de Bussana, bercés d'anecdotes et de délicieux paysages. C'est véritablement un lieu unique emprunt d'une certaine magie que nous avons pu mieux comprendre grâce à cette visite guidée.
Monica est une super guide, très agréable et passionnée ! Elle a été prévenante et enjouée tout du long et nous avons passé une superbe journée dans les ruelles de Bussana, bercés…
Jennifer
August 2020
10/10 would recommend. Bussana is a very special and beautiful place, and Monica as a guide just made it even better. She is a very friendly and open-minded person.
Daria
August 2020
The experience was simply amazing. Monica is a great guide and her communication skills and client orientation are impeccable. There was no free spot for a time slot that I wanted to book initially, so I contacted Monica on Airbnb and she replied very quickly and suggested a new time slot that wasn’t listed on Airbnb and it turned out to be a completely private tour for me but still for the same price. Monica was very helpful and welcoming. She adapted the meeting point to my needs. The tour itself was great and very unique, the traditional path to Bussana Vecchia that she chose is just marvelous and gives a feeling that you’re in the past. The walk around Bussana and a few talks with the artists were also lovely. A small lunch was a great finale for the tour. Even though the tour was just 3 hours I felt like I learned so many new things and so much beauty as if it was a whole day. Monica is an amazing person. She has a lot of knowledge about the region,the history and also has plenty of personal stories that she likes to share. Moreover she gives plenty of recommendations for your trips in the region. Monica made my morning simply perfect. So I definitely recommend the tour. Be ready for a lot of uphill walking, but it’s manageable and incredibly beautiful. However be sure to wear very comfortable shoes and take a lot of water with you.
The experience was simply amazing. Monica is a great guide and her communication skills and client orientation are impeccable. There was no free spot for a time slot that I wanted…
Nathalie Et Pierre
July 2020
Excellente balade à découvrir, excellentes connaissances de Monica sur le sujet, son implication à nous faire aimer le village, sans compter sur Diego qui nous à apporter de l'eau et nous avons continué la balade ensemble : On recommande
Chrystèle
August 2019
Une expérience à recommander. L'idée de monter à pied au village par le chemin muletier est vraiment excellent, on a l'impression de remonter le temps. Monica connaît vraiment bien son sujet. Elle a su intéresser nos ados et n'a pas hésité à élargir les débats lorsque nous lui posions des questions périphériques.
Une expérience à recommander. L'idée de monter à pied au village par le chemin muletier est vraiment excellent, on a l'impression de remonter le temps. Monica connaît vraiment bien…
Anna
August 2019
En intressant o trevlig utflykt. Hade inte fått ut alls lika mycket själv. Personliga o intressanta reflektioner

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

confortable shoes, sunglasses, hat