The village of Bussana Vecchia

Bussana Vecchia (Bussann-a Vegia in Ligurian) is a village on the hills of San Remo. The violent earthquake of February 23, 1887 partly destroyed the village, until then simply called "Bussana", so as to be completely evacuated by the inhabitants who moved about three kilometers downstream and founded the village of Bussana Nuova. Totally abandoned for decades, it has started to be inhabited again from the late 1950's by Italian and foreign artists, attracted by the uniqueness of the place, which restructured and made less damaged buildings habitable again. Currently home to an international community of artists, with artisan shops and a few eateries, as to be become, over the years, a quaint "village of artists" in a setting of the medieval village.