A Memorable Encounter in Bordighera on the Italian Riviera

A Memorable Encounter in Bordighera on the Italian Riviera
I was perplexed. The signs I had been following had petered out for a third time. As I stood on the hill above the Porta Sottana inside the old town of Bordighera two distinguished gentleman entered the old town. For a split second they were perfectly framed by the old gate. Without thinking I raised my camera and pressed the shutter. After a brief conversation the two men parted and the one pushing an antiquated bicycle walked towards me. As he drew level with me he asked if I had taken a photo. Sheepishly I admitted that I had. I fell into step with him and asked if he knew the whereabouts of the Fondazione Pompeo Mariana. 

As we walked we talked. I told him that my visit to Bordighera on the Italian Riviera had started in the centre of town where I had quickly discovered the Tourist Information Centre. I was given a town map, a list of important places to visit and a suggestion that I start by walking along the sea front. As the railway runs along the sea front in ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Memorable Encounter in Bordighera on the Italian Riviera
Guide Location: Italy » Bordighera
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Chiesa dell’Immacolata Concezione   Chiesetta di Sant’Ampelio   marabutto museum   Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena   International Municipal Library   Giardino Esotica Pallanca  
Author: Valery Collins
Read it on author's website: http://experiencedtraveller.co.uk/blog/post/2017-10-01-a-memorable-encounter-in-bordighera-on-the-italian-riviera