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Ventimiglia, Italy
+39 0184 618106
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We took the train from France to ventimiglia to visit the weekly Friday market. The train was badly delayed and very crowded due to a protest but we arrived eventually. This is a very large open air market with over a 100 stalls. Lots of...More

2  Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Do not stick to the lower slopes by the sea. The old town is delightful. You get a very real feeling as to how the old medieval community must have lived. The religious buildings are impressive as are the views both over the newer town...More

1  Thank andrewmpowell
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

It’s old. Very old. Actually it’s a bit crumbly on places and could do with a bit of love and care. The new town is a bit grim really. Might spend half a day there at most in the old town - the French side...More

2  Thank Cricketdad
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Ventimiglia gets a fairly good review from Fodor. We suggest you cross the border to the French Riviera where things are more prosperous and more attractive.

1  Thank Barry C
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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
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
Kay J
19 July 2016|
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Response from LinKent1 | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of parking just outside the Old Town. Best to park in the Square which is just near Ventimiglia Marina near promenade. Hope this helps.