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Ventimiglia is a city and commune in Liguria, in the northern part of Italy, in the province of Imperia. It is located 81 miles southwest of Genoa by rail, and 3 miles from the French-Italian border, on the Gulf of Genoa, having a small harbour at the mouth of the Roia River, which divides the town into two parts. Ventimiglia is the ancient Albium Intemelium, the capital of the Intemelii, a Ligurian tribe which long resisted the Romans, until in 115 BC it was forced to submit to Marcu Aemilius Scaurus. Ventimiglia was annexed to the Genoese Republic, sharing its history until the early 19th century.
Top Attractions Within Ventimiglia
Hanbury Botanic Gardens are a beautiful place in Ventimiglia, set on the slopes of Capo Mortola. The venue has 45 acres of tropical gardens that are full of aloes, agaves, yuccas, and cacti, plus other plants brought from all over the world during Victorian times and more recently. There is a large variety of plants and trees well worth following. At the foot of the slope, there are many cafes where tourists can recharge their batteries before moving on.
Ventimiglia Old Town is a beautiful area in Ventimiglia. The old town is not really meant for tourism, but rather a place where normal inhabitants live. However, you can take a tour on the cobbled stones and take in the beautiful buildings and the authentic Italian lifestyle. The Old Town has also a beautiful view of the beach in its highest point.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is a religious building site in the Cathedral Square, in Ventimiglia. The entire structure was subject to a careful restoration in 1967 and in 1970 the cathedral was reopened for public. Inside, the cathedral houses a fourteenth century painting depicting Madonna and the Child, by Barnaba da Modena. It is a beautiful place in Ventimiglia, that must not be missed.
Roman Theatre Ruins. Tourists can still still see the ruins of the ancient Roman theatre and the traces of the ancient city walls. The ruins of the ancient Ventimiglia are situated in the plain of Nervia, some 3 miles to the east of the modern town.