Top things to do in Ventimiglia

Gardens in Ventimiglia

Giardini Botanici Hanbury

Established in 1867 by English businessman Sir Thomas Hanbury, the 18-hectare Villa Hanbury estate is planted with 5800 botanical species from five continents, including cacti, palm groves and citrus orchards. Today…
Ligurian in Ventimiglia

Pasta & Basta

Duck into the underpass near the seafront on the border side of town to the perpetually redeveloping port area where you'll find Pasta & Basta. Various house-made fresh pasta can be mixed and matched with a larg…
Market in Ventimiglia


Ventimiglia is best known for its huge Friday market when hundreds of stalls sell food, clothes, homewares, baskets and everything else under the sun. The market is concentrated on Piazza della Libertà, near the riv…
Archaeological Site in Ventimiglia

Area Archeologica

Sandwiched between the road and the railway line on the eastern edge of town, these Roman ruins bear testimony to Ventimiglia's Roman romance and include the remains of an amphitheatre and baths dating from the 2nd …
Food in Ventimiglia

Apricoltura Ballestra

The honey bees of Liguria make some sublimely delicious product. This shop has a huge range of honey, including many naturally scented with local herbs and blossoms.
Cathedral in Ventimiglia


A pretty but non-descript small town cathedral.