Located on the north coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the Italian Riviera, San Remo is a popular holiday destination for both Europeans, as well as visitors from around the world. With the stunning coastline stretching east to west, and the Maritime Alps in the background, San Remo is blessed with vast natural beauty, not to mention desirable weather throughout the year. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in San Remo is both easy and economical.
Whether touring the coastline of the Mediterranean or simply exploring Italy, San Remo is a highly recommended stopover worthy of spending at least a few days. Settled in the Middle Ages, the area has long been a place to unwind and relax, with the wealthy coming here well before modern tourism had arrived. To see how life was before the advent of hotels and large buildings, drive your hire car towards the Old Town area, known as La Pigna to locals. Here you will see many small medieval houses, joined by arches providing support in case of earthquakes.
One of the oldest remaining buildings in San Remo is San Siro, a gothic style church located in the centre of the city. Park your rental car near the main market square, and explore the church which dates back to the 12th century. For fans of history and architecture, another great attraction in San Remo is the Palazzo Borea D'olmo, a 15th-century palace which now houses an archaeological museum containing artefacts from ancient settlements throughout the area.
Being situated on the coast and connected by great highways to surrounding cities make San Remo the perfect base for exploring the area. To the east, you can visit the city of Genoa, and explore the many museums and attractions there, and to the west, you can cross the border into France and spent a day in the lovely seaside city of Nice. With many places of interest throughout the area, as well as vast stretches of untouched natural beauty, the possibilities are endless if you are lucky enough to be travelling in your own rental car.
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