60 days in Province of Imperia & Ventimiglia Itinerary

60 days in Province of Imperia & Ventimiglia Itinerary

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Dolceacqua
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Ventimiglia
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San Bartolomeo al Mare
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Dolceacqua — 30 nights

Dolceacqua is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 120km southwest of Genoa and about 35km west of Imperia, on the border with France. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Civico Casa Cavassa and Museo Bicknell. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello dei Doria and Balzi Rossi Caves - Grimaldi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dolceacqua: Cuneo (Torre dei Ronchi Golf Club, Santuario Madonna degli Angeli, &more), Chiusa di Pesio (Certosa di Pesio & Complesso Museale "Cav. G. Avena") and Manta (Santa Maria del Monastero & Castello della Manta). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Fossano, wander the streets of Centro Storico Badalucco, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Chianale Borgo della Valle Varaita.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dolceacqua trip builder app.

Vicoforte to Dolceacqua is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Vicoforte in April since evenings lows in Dolceacqua dip to 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for Ventimiglia.
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Ventimiglia — 1 night

Ventimiglia is a city, comune (municipality) and bishopric in Liguria, northern Italy, in the province of Imperia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville de Vintimille, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico Girolamo Rossi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at San Remo Casino.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ventimiglia trip itinerary planner.

Ventimiglia is just a short distance from Dolceacqua. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for San Bartolomeo al Mare.
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San Bartolomeo al Mare — 28 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Cattedrale di Nostra Signora Assunta and Museo della Magia. Popular historic sites such as Castello di Grinzane Cavour and Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from San Bartolomeo al Mare: Albenga (Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano, Centro Storico di Albenga, &more), Cooperativa Olivicola Arnasco (in Arnasco) and Centro storico di Dolcedo (in Dolcedo).

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Bartolomeo al Mare route planning app.

Drive from Ventimiglia to San Bartolomeo al Mare in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in San Bartolomeo al Mare can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Province of Imperia travel guide

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Imperia is a coastal city and comune in the region of Liguria, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Imperia, and historically it was capital of the Intemelia district of Liguria. Mussolini created the city of Imperia on 21 October 1923 by combining Porto Maurizio and Oneglia and the surrounding village communes of Piani, Caramagna Ligure, Castelvecchio di Santa Maria Maggiore, Borgo Sant'Agata, Costa d'Oneglia, Poggi, Torrazza, Moltedo and Montegrazie.Imperia is well known for the cultivation of flowers and olives, and is a popular summer destination for visitors. The local Piscina Felice Cascione indoor pool has hosted numerous national and international aquatics events.HistoryThe name of Oneglia may have its roots in the pre-Roman settlement of Pagus Unelia, on the hill of Castelvecchio, which was probably one of the sex oppida of the Liguri. This spawned Ripa Uneliae, a village down on the coast probably on the site of the modern-day Borgo Peri. Modern Oneglia became established on its modern site around 935AD, possibly after it was destroyed by the Saracens; in 1100 it became a fief of the Diocese of Albenga. In 1298 Oneglia became part of the fiefdom of the Doria family of Genoa; the famous admiral Andrea Doria (1466–1560) was born in the town. The Dorias sold the town to Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy in 1576, and Oneglia essentially remained a Savoyard enclave in the Republic of Genoa until Italian unification. Nonetheless, it was on the front line in the wars of the House of Savoy; it was seized in 1614 and 1649 by the Spaniards and in 1623 and 1672 by the Genoese. In 1692 it had to repulse an attack by a French squadron; in 1744–45 it was again occupied by the Spaniards, and in 1792 bombarded and burned by the French.

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