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Why Ventimiglia?

The first thing friends ask when you tell them you have a place in Italy is "Why Ventimiglia" and it's true, the main road through town is somewhat unprepossessing especially if you've just driven along the corniche into Italy. Indeed a writer friend who lives in the town wrote a book about the area which she wanted to title just that but Penguin, the publishers, felt that "Portraits of the Riviera" would be more suitable.

But tucked away behind that traffic-clogged main road are all sorts of fascinating places.

If you visit the enormous Friday market in Ventimiglia facing you across the river are what look like mediaeval favellas and that's the most fascinating place of all. A huge warren of cobbled passages and ancient buildings housing a large thriving community of Italians of mostly Calabrian origins with churches, palazzos, food shops, bars and restaurants make this old town unique along the French and Italian Rivieras where there are plenty of these charming mediaeval towns but none with a year-round community. In Ventimilia Alta you could be on the set of a Fellini film in the '60s where children still play outside and grandmas sit and chat.

And if you tire of the coast a very short drive or bus ride finds you in the villages of Alpes Maritime where instead of fish and Ligurian Vermentino wine you'll find wild boar and delicious Dolqueacqua rosesse on the menu.

One TGV per day goes directly from Paris to Ventimiglia so with the Eurostar to Paris now taking 2hrs 20mins and soon to be quicker it's easily possible to leave the UK in the morning and get there in time for dinner without having to get on a plane, an increasingly attractive option. Once there you don't really need a car; Ventimiglia station may not be the most handsome station in Italy but the connections from there are brilliant. One stop west and you're in France; Menton, Monaco, Nice can easily be reached for a morning's shopping or eastwards the Belle Epoque charms of San Remo are 20 mins by train. In winter the ski resort of Limone is an hour by train and for destinations further afield, direct trains go to Milan, Turin, Genoa and Venice.

Nice is of course the nearest airport and by auto-route, Ventimiglia is 40mins away.

So, in answer to their question 'why Ventimiglia?', I reply that it has everything. Great food and wine, culture, great shopping, beaches, skiing, glimpses of a lifestyle lost in much of Europe, easily accessible, good value and not over-run by tourists all of which make it the perfect place for an over-worked northern European to spend a holiday.

Written by Linda Thompson - Owner of Property 57960 in Ventimiglia, Italy

Excellent! 4.6/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6723769
5
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(22 reviews)
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  • 6 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #3716829
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Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #1026141a
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Apartment #6605472
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #57960
8
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #412208
6
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8262293
Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(20 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Apartment #473481
20
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #426794
3
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2032751
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1302551
1
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(21 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #6675201
21
Exceptional! 5/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Apartment #473481
16
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #6787338
2
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Apartment #473481
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #1901735
3
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #6735240
1
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #6962869
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6822849
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Multiple rentals Apartment #473481
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Chateau / Country House #6449259
Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #8163727
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6715866
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #4018441
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1746116
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #6541814
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Bed And Breakfast #8286712
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #6565855
1
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  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #1563718a
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8293119
Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6422942
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Apartment #6471553
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Apartment #6747224
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #6471549
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Apartment #6471552
1
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6471547
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Multiple rentals Cottage #471251
2
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Villa #471251
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6471548
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1490586
2
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2558250
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #2568761
Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #510923
14
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1485223
2
Viewed 91 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8127974
15
Viewed 162 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1637861
16
Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #6569740
17
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Recent Reviews

A wonderful place to stay. Ralph and Suzie were so welcoming and helpful.

5 of 5
We would definitely recommend this for anyone wanting a quiet retreat in amongst beautiful, natural surroundings.
  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

Super!!!!

5 of 5
We stayed in Patrizia's apartment for two months - last Dec. and Jan. and could not have been more satisfied. The furnishings and fittings are all of a very high quality, the bed comfortable and the apartment generally very spacious with every convenience. We loved sitting out on the balcony, which is possbile even in winter. The apartment is ideally located, within easy walking distance of the sea front, shops market etc. and the private parking possibility is a god send in busy Ventimiglia. Patrizia and her family were very friendly and helpful, far over and above what one would normally expect - they even helped find a repair garage when we had problems with our car. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it for anyone wishing to spend time in Ventimiglia. Jackie Zorzi
  • Review Submitted: Apr 05, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016