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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Ventimiglia Old Town is about 5 or 10 mins walk from the station. You go down the hill and cross a bridge on your left then find a way up - steps or slopes. These vary in steepness but there is NO easy way -...More

2  Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Stayed in B&B in Vico Olivi in a tastefully restored tall townhouse with a lovely terrazza, overlooking the church square. Fantastic and friendly, although both house and streets rather vertiginous

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

It's not Ventimiglia's fault of course, but the presence of immigrants around the town gives it a rather seedy feel. They are everywhere - on the streets hawking, in the parks and around the railway station, trying to take the trains to France.. There is...More

3  Thank tango15
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We booked the train from Nice to Ventimiglia and it is a lovely trip with the beautiful scenery along the coast. On a Friday in Ventimiglia they have a busy market and so much to buy and see. They have a nice beach and nice...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Wandering around Ventimiglia's Old Town was a highlight of my recent trip to France/Italy. The architecture is ancient, the "indoor plumbing" pipes and electrical wires are mostly on the exterior of the homes, because these stone-walled houses pre-date modern plumping and electricity by decades if...More

1  Thank KPPtravels
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting and old. Worth a visit. Great Friday market. Good for shopping. Train station for Monaco and further. Close to Menton.Not much of a beach. Would recommend at least once

2  Thank dinacar
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had a short stop here while we were heading to Monaco,coming from Genova(we change the train here).So we wandered for about a hour on the old town's streets.Very nice walk,old buildings,narrow streets,nice atmosphere.

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

The road to the 'old town' is uphill with views of the river and new town. Once inside the old town it is a real life town with local people and local, traditional shops. Very hill with some very narrow, damp and dark alley ways...More

1  Thank angelaofcastleton
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Drove in from Monte Carlo, about half an hour depending on traffic. The town has character, the Friday market is a great place to find a few bargains. It's a pity the town is a little run down. Its a far cry from the opulence...More

2  Thank Tedd1466
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We had a wander round but there isn't a great deal to see. There are much nicer places in the nearby valleys. The new town nearby is quite rough and polluted with traffic.

1  Thank Jen_Andy_Lawson
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Phil P
7 January 2018|
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Response from RedfishA1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes, the market is only on Fridays. It is a small town, so anywhere is walking distance. There are a lot of holiday appartements right in front of the beaches, many good restaurants around. But with kids of 10ish, I... More
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David B
20 August 2017|
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Response from MuscoviteVT | Reviewed this property |
September 19th is Tuesday, as far as I can see. The Friday market starts approximately at 9 a.m., maybe even earlier, as they have food there, too - local cheese and ham, spaghetti, olive oil, etc. I guess it's true that... More
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