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Historic sites and gardens

History meets nature

The beauty
of history...
with a sea-view

A journey through time, from Prehistory to the 19th century.

Let yourself be conquered by a crossroads of millennial eras, which have its roots in prehistory: archaeological traces testify to the presence of ancient cave communities among the Balzi Rossi Caves, a site of inestimabland value, recognized throughout the world.

In the heyday of the Roman Empire, the city flourished to become an important commercial and cultural hub. Ancient streets, such as Via Julia Augusta, tell of an era in which Ventimiglia was a fundamental crossroads, enriched by monuments and testimonies,, such as its imposing Roman theater.

In the 19th century, the railway opened new horizons and Ventimiglia became a destination for Anglo-Saxon intellectuals, writers, poets and botanists, in love with the mild climate all year round and its Mediterranean landscape capable of exciting and stimulating creativity and talent. Ventimiglia became their adopted homeland, and they embellished it with the botanical gardens of the period villas, which today are its flagship. Enchanting places where Mediterranean and exotic flora blend with the romantic architecture.

A journey through the centuries, between prehistoric legends, Roman glories and nineteenth-century renovations.

Historic sites and gardens

Balzi Rossi Prehistoric Museum

Balzi Rossi - A name that recalls one of the…

Porta Canarda (Gate)

Dive into the history of medieval Ventimiglia: Porta Canarda was…

Archaeological area of Nervia

Get ready to leave for a unique journey on the…

Hanbury Botanical Gardens

A pure wonder overlooking the sea, offering an unexpected spectacle…

Forte dell’Annunziata (Fort) and Museo Archeologico “Girolamo Rossi” (Archaeological Museum)

Overlooking the sea, austere and romantic, Forte dell'Annunziata (Fort) is…

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Sea and beaches

Let yourself be enchanted by the sea of Ventimiglia, with its crystal clear waters lapping hidden beaches and coves, a…

Territory and Landscape

Let yourself be surprised by a journey to discover a land where nature blends with history, the mountains become hills…

Taste and shopping

Experience shopping among flavors, colors, and peculiarities, to take home and put the taste of Ventimiglia on your table.

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Enjoying and protecting heritage

Discover the treasures of nature above and below the sea, among clear waters and immaculate…

French Riviera

The French Riviera, with its unmistakable splendor, enchants with a symphony of colors and scents,…

Historic Center

Up on the hill, overlooking the sea, let yourself be enchanted by this medieval village,…

Markets

Live the unique experience of Ventimiglia's markets

Natural areas

Explore the regional natural park of the Ligurian Alps, an uncontaminated oasis of wild nature.…

Riviera dei Fiori

A 58-kilometer long journey of emotions to Ventimiglia

Sun and relaxation

Discover the pleasure of the sea, of the sun and of being together all year…

Typical products

In search of authentic flavours, second-hand fashion, art objects or simply the enchantment of lively…

Valleys and surroundings

Immerse yourself in the enchanting setting of the valleys and the surroundings of the town,…

Watersports

Windsurfing, kayaking, SUP, snorkeling. With its crystal clear waters, Ventimiglia is the ideal setting for…