Enjoy a holiday in Northern Italy with a villa in Ventimiglia
Ventimiglia in Liguria, North Italy, is the last town before the French border; it's only 11 kilometres to Menton, and 26 to Monte Carlo. Ventimiglia accommodation is an affordable option to stay on the Italian Riviera.
Ventimiglia accommodation - Discover the region's long history
Don't miss a trip to the Roman amphitheatre and the archaeological museum, or the old town, which dates back to the late Middle Ages. The old town is above the new town, and offers spectacular views across the Mediterranean. On Fridays, there is a market selling everything from fresh local produce to leather bags and belts, and the French like to drive across the border to pick up some good deals. After a morning's bargain hunting, there are plenty of charming restaurants and cafés to refuel you, or alternatively you could let the market inspire you to cook something Ligurian in your villa in Ventimiglia. The most popular attraction is Hanbury Gardens, about 5 kilometres west of the region. It is a botanic garden that has been open since 1867, and contains thousands of different plants from around the world. Inland from Ventimiglia is the medieval hamlet of Dolceacqua, with its 12th century castle, which makes a lovely day trip.