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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

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                                                                                                Stunning views, very well equipped and lovely area

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                A really special place to stay. Fantastic outside space and views and a large pool as well as all you need to cook outside and to lounge by the pool. The downstairs is very modern and has great furnishing too. the upstairs bedrooms are accessed by outside steps. The area is great lovely hill towns beaches and rivers and restaurants. The roads around are narrow and steep and they take a little getting used to - we were glad that we had a small car. We highly recommend it and Patricia the owner was vert helpful too,
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                Compact Flat with modern fittings in old town

                                                                                                4 of 5
                                                                                                Easy to find Car Park where I was met & taken to property along a winding stepped pathway between the old buildings. Nicely fitted flat with a tiny balcony for morning sun/breakfast. Large bed and good wardrobe space. Sitting area / breakfasting table were fine with TV available (nothing in English). Small shower room was clean and functional. Decent week of warm sun / cloud and nice areas to explore along both the Italian & French the coast and also into the mountains.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Mar 2016

                                                                                                Amazing Location for perfect holiday

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                We were a party of six people from North England we stayed for one week in June of this year , it is a very spacious house with incredible views and large infinity swimming pool . It is comfortable and very well equipped . You do need a car but shops for food are just a 10 minute drive away. Great food markets with fresh Italian produce and amazing fresh pasta.We used the gas BBQ a lot, visited Monte Carlo it has a great Oceanographic museum. Very easy to get to from Nice airport Nothing had been overlooked to make our stay perfect in every way possible will most definitely be returning
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2015
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jun 2015