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Ventimiglia, Italy
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

When you see it you can imagine what once it use to be like, sadly it has become run down due to economic problems within the area it self. Still glad we went and had a look but can be a little unsettling when your...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Phill C
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We came across this little town on Friday night. They were starting to clean up after the market which we missed. This is truly an old town. Very different from Monte Carlo our last stop. You can see people just trying to make it. It...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Some reviewers were turned off by the unrestored and shabby buildings in the Alta old section but that's what we enjoyed the most. Even in Italy it's getting hard to find this historically accurate setting where you can imagine yourself in the 16thC. In the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank johnStaBarbara
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We were staying in Alta Bordighera for a week and decided to walk to the Ventimiglia Market along the sea wich has a very nice walking/bike path. We were amazed how huge the Friday Market is reaching for a few km along the Promanade. It...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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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

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank minimar123
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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27 September 2018|
Response from hipshaker | Reviewed this property |
From the station yes. There is also a small bus called the navetta I think ... this goes from round the corner from the station, in the direction of the Benetton shop.
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
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