Ventimiglia: Crossing the Border for a Taste of Italian Life

Ventimiglia: Crossing the Border for a Taste of Italian Life, Ventimiglia, Italy (B)

Ventimiglia is a border town that when travelling from France marks the start of the stretch of Ligurian coast between the French border and Genoa.

As the first stop inside Italy, less than 10 kilometres east from the French border it is easy to visit from the French Riviera in a day or less and it is a good base for visiting the mountain areas behind the coast, or stone villages inland and towns such as Dolceacqua.

One of the main drawcards for visitors to the French Riviera is to pop over the border for a taste of Italian life – it is very accessible with Ventimiglia being the last stop on the coastal rail line from France.

I have recently visited Ventimiglia again and have compiled some tips to help your travel plans if you choose to visit.

Ventimiglia station is the last stop on the French rail network, and it is an Italian rail hub with connections to regional and international trains heading onward to destinations including Milan, and Rome.

When you arrive at Ventimiglia train station, follow the signs ‘Uscita (Exit)’ which will lead you to the entrance foyer inside the station. Ventimiglia Train Station facilities / amenities include: ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Ventimiglia: Crossing the Border for a Taste of Italian Life
Guide Location: Italy » Ventimiglia
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Rebecca Whitlocke
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Via G. Biancheri
  • Via Falerina
  • Chiesa di S. Michele
  • Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
  • Bookaffe
  • Roman amphitheatre
  • Forte dell’Annunziata
  • Giardino Hanbury
  • Museo Preistorico dei Balzi Rossi