Nyala Wonder Travel - Sanremo

Two hearts and three Rivira


Day One

Arrival in the afternoon in Sanremo; the city of flowers and home of the famous Italian song festival, where you will be welcomed in a 3 or 4 star hotels.

A romantic candle-lit dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant with a menu proposed by chef.

For a memorable after dinner occasion why not test your luck at the betting tables in the historical Casino Municipale.

The legendary casino is situated in a magnificent Art Nouveau built in 1905 by Eugene Ferret. It offers warm hospitality and service.

Day Two

Morning transfer to La Mortola to visit the Hanbury Gardens, the biggest botanical park in Europe and the creation of the English gentleman Sir Thomas Hanbury at the end of the XIX century. Here you will find yourself in a mini paradise, a garden of marvels, a botanical park unique around the world in which you will find a mass of plants and flowers. Don’t forget to take your camera as it would really be a shame not to immortalize one of the best parts of this day.

On to Dolceacqua where you will be waited on at the table of a local trattoria to taste some specialities of the valley accompanied by a local wine; the rich ruby red il Rossese.

In the afternoon you can visit the wonderful medieval village dominated by the ruin of Castello dei Doria. Dolceacqua knows how to awaken hidden secrets where history and art are crammed into a world that remains untouched.

Return to hotel, candle-lit dinner and overnight stay.

Day three

In the morning you will visit the heart of the historical centre in San Remo: la Pigna. Dear to Italo Calvino who told the story of “The Path to the Nest of Spiders”, la Pigna still today has preserved its fascinating medieval village and allows the more curious tourists to discover a San Remo unedited. Winding streets and steps, arches and buttresses, secluded piazzas and tranquillity. Finally the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Costa, protector of the sea, erected on the highest point of the city, looks over a spectacular panorama.

For your lunch, we suggest an enoteca situated in the historical centre where it is possible to taste local specialities such as a particular pizza and farinata.

In the afternoon begins our tour of the boutiques of Sanremo. High end- five star luxury will greet you from the windows of the most famous and expensive shops in the city. Take your Sanremo card with you as it might help you to realise some of your wildest shopping fantasies.

Back to the hotel for a candle-lit dinner and overnight stay.


Day four

In the morning you can visit the magical Principality of Monaco, Monte Carlo. Like a spell, the key of the Principality will fall from the sky into your pockets and permit you to open the doors to a rich and colourful history. We suggest a visit to the ‘Rocca’, the old city where you can watch the changing of the guard in front of the Palazzo del Principe (Prince’s Palace). Then a pause for lunch in one of the trattorias scattered around the old city where the Riviera’s tastes unite with traditional French cuisine.

In the afternoon we can recommend a trip to the marvellous Giardino Esotico(Exotic Gardens), rich in over 6,000 varieties of plantlife and cacti coming from all over the world. From the garden you can also get wonderful views of the coastline that take in Monaco, the French and Italian Rivieras.

On to Cannes; the city of the film festival and luxury where you will stay in a 3 or 4 star hotels.

A romantic candle-lit dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant with a menu proposed by chef.

After dinner visit the Casino Barriere in Cannes Croisette which is the heart of the legendary Festival. The casino was established on 27th January 1907 and it hosted among other things, numerous theatrical events and some of the most important dates on the city’s calendar. Your fortune awaits you!

Day five

After breakfast we can recommend a boat trip to the Isles of Lérins. Saint Marguerite and Saint Honorat will be pleased to welcome you to their island rich in natural beauty. The island is a protected marine park. Don’t forget to climb up to the VI century abbey home to Cistercian monks.

For lunch we leave you to try typical French restaurants famous for their fresh fish.

Back to the hotel for a candle-lit dinner and overnight stay.


Day Six

In the morning you can go shopping in the exclusive resort of Antibes where you will be tempted by the more expensive boutiques. Or visit the Avenue des Etoiles with the prints of some of the most famous stars of our time.

Lunch break free.

In the afternoon departure for Rapallo where you will stay in a 3 or 4 star hotels.

A romantic candle-lit dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant with a menu proposed by chef.

Overnight stay.

Day Seven

In the morning you will take a boat to one of the most exclusive places in the Liguria: Portofino. From the Sacra of the Church of San Giorgio you will be treated to one of the best views of the town while ambling along the path that leads to the church you also see the Fortress of San Giorgio.

Lunch in a characteristic trattoria or one of the famous restaurants in the main piazza where you will be presented with an array of colours and Mediterranean perfumes and tastes to delight your palate.

In the afternoon a boat trip will take you from Portofino to the bay of San Fruttuoso, a tiny fishing village. The abbey and the 5th century Torre dei Doria are both worth a visit. The abbey was owned by the Doria-Panphili family for many centuries but was donated to FAI in 1986 which has lead the restoration work and reopened the abbey to the public.

Back to the hotel for a candle-lit dinner and overnight stay.

Day Seven