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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
    • Sleeps 4
    Apartment #6723769
    5
    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (17 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Apartment #1026141a
      17
      Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (24 reviews)
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        • 6 BR
        • 6 BA
        • Sleeps 12
        Villa #3716829
        24
        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Apartment #1302551
          2
          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.6/5
            (7 reviews)
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            • 4 BR
            • 4 BA
            • Sleeps 9
            Villa #412208
            7
            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (10 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 7
              Apartment #6605472
              10
              Viewed 15 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 7 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #8262293
                  1
                  Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 9
                    Villa #426794
                    3
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (21 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Multiple rentals Apartment #473481
                      21
                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 1 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #2032751
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (22 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 3
                          Apartment #6675201
                          22
                            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 4
                              Multiple rentals Apartment #473481
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Apartment #1901735
                                3
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 3
                                  Chateau / Country House #6449259
                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #473481
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 3
                                      Apartment #6962869
                                      1
                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Apartment #8312657
                                        Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #6822849
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Apartment #6471552
                                            1
                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Apartment #4018441
                                              3
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Apartment #1746116
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #8293119
                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    House #1563718a
                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Apartment #6565855
                                                      1
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Apartment #6471553
                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          House #8343435
                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                            Apartment #6747224
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Bed And Breakfast #8286712
                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Apartment #6471549
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Apartment #6541814
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #6422942
                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #471251
                                                                      2
                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Apartment #1490586
                                                                        2
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #6471548
                                                                          1
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Multiple rentals Villa #471251
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Apartment #6735240
                                                                              1
                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #2558250
                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                  Bed And Breakfast #8328105
                                                                                  Viewed 84 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 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #1485223
                                                                                        2
                                                                                        Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                          (17 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #8127974
                                                                                          17
                                                                                          Viewed 148 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Villa #1818332
                                                                                            7
                                                                                            Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (17 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Apartment #1637861
                                                                                              17
                                                                                              Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (10 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #1728697
                                                                                                10
                                                                                                Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                Ventimiglia Holiday Apartments & Homes (300+)

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                Very modern, spotlessly clean, perfect location.

                                                                                                4 of 5
                                                                                                We had a fantastic time here. The property is so well situated we could easily pop to the beach or the shops and pop back in again to get changed or drop stuff in so we didnt have to carry averything. Lovely welcome from Claudio's mum. the flat was equipped with everything apart from a kettle for making tea. I dont think much tea is drunk in Italy. Not a problem. we would recommend this flat to others. The bathroom is fantastic with the largest shower I have ever seen. Thanks for a lovely stay.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                Wonderful apartment with amazing views

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                We had great expectations of this apartment as the reviews were so gushing and we were not disappointed! It really is a wonderful place with fantastic views of the sea and the harbour. It is tastefully decorated and well-equipped and everything was exactly as described. Andrea and Lara are lovely people and provided some very useful advice and suggestions for visits during our stay. We used the bikes provided during our stay - the cycle track is wonderful! We cannot find any faults with the property and would highly recommend a stay here - you will not regret it!
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2017