Sanremo: the city of Italian music

Author/s Lorenzo Bagnoli
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/4 Language Italian
Pages 25 P. 63-87 File size 145 KB
DOI 10.3280/RGI2019-004004
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Since the first edition of the Festival of the Italian Song (1951), Sanremo progressively managed to raise the indisputable role of capital of song for the entire country. This paper deals with the importance of the annual touristic musical event in the processes of urban territorialisation and re-territorialisation, dividing the period from 1951 to date in decades and dedicating to each of them a specific deepening on the touristic situation of the town. Song tourism still has relevance not only for Sanremo’s image but also for its urban geography, and this is evident from the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.

Keywords: Musical events, territorialisation, Festival of the Italian Song, Sanremo.

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Lorenzo Bagnoli, Sanremo: città della canzone italiana in "RIVISTA GEOGRAFICA ITALIANA" 4/2019, pp 63-87, DOI: 10.3280/RGI2019-004004