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Ways to Experience Ventimiglia Old Town
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Crossing the frontier between France and Italy shouldn't be more than a road sign or a line on your map, but it feels as if it is much more than just an abstraction. There is a palpable change in the atmosphere - the sun seems...More

25  Thank MonacoCharlie
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 November 2014

We spent a grand total of TWENTY MINUTES in this town. The tourist style shop inside the station has the rudest most unhelpful staff and the locals don't feel any shame in barging past you in the queue AND STILL ARE SERVED!!!! The racism is...More

7  Thank Jazzybab
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Decided to go to Ventimiglia from Cannes on the train as the weather forecast wasn’t great for Cannes. Read about the old town in Ventimiglia that others recommended. It’s a 1hr 45m train ride each way. (Btw I concur with reviewer Glenn f of Leeds...More

2  Thank urbanite88
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We arrived very late (midnight) by train and there were police at the station handling some event along with sleeping unsavory types in the lobby in which to exit the train station. The vibe at night is it is unsafe and best to stay inside...More

1  Thank PriscillaF
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We travelled from Nice ville station to Ventimiglia on the Italian riviera.The trip took about an hour on the splendid french train.air conditioned and double decked,very comfortable.The town itself is very quiet and peaceful.Nice for a stroll around.The trip is good for a half day...More

1  Thank failworthjoe
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Came over to Ventimiglia for the day from France. Out of high season and not a market day, so not too crowded. Went over the bridge and had coffee by the beach with the locals, then headed up the steep path into the old town....More

1  Thank Glenn F
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We were only staying one night, on our way to Belgium, but we were amazed by the secrets of this old town. The historical center is located against a hill (so it's full of steep city streets), but it's so beautiful. The authentic, narrow city...More

Thank MKM83
Reviewed 18 September 2018

When we arrived in Nice our taxi driver suggested we visit Ventimiglia. We used the train from Nice and stopped off at Cannes (passing through Menton & Villefranche) and then onto Ventimiglia. Unfortunately a storm came over (in end of August/early Sept) and it poured...More

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

A maze of narrow alleys surrounded by high stone walls. Really authentic, but still, no tourists. Very old church worth to visit. Limited services up there due to the fact that local people do live there. Fresh odour from the laundry hanging outside the windows....More

Thank Waiski
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Was really excited as I’ve been to Italian markets in the past, however this one was a massive let down. Most vendors had the same stock. Lots of cheap made in China clothes & plastic toys. Not many Italian stalls. I probably seen just over...More

1  Thank AngelaMihell
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Cool, dark and damp; very medieval. The cathedral is a must see and the little shops charming. Walk the outer walls on the way down.

Thank Cornelia N
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Ventimiglia is the first Italian town I’ve seen. Definitely it’s worth visiting but I wouldn’t recommend to make it the first place in Italy you see (as it was for me). I liked Old Town because of the marvelous view of the sea, wind and...More

1  Thank Natasha R
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Liz M
27 September 2018|
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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.
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Phil P
8 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
21 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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