Ventimiglia, Italian Riviera 2

Apartment - Private room · Ventimiglia, Liguria 18039, Italy
Elizabeth
Your host, Elizabeth
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The Space

Large Belle Epoque style room, hand-painted ceiling on the broadway of Ventimiglia, single floor apartment in one of Ventimiglia's loveliest villas. Close to the wonderful covered fruit and vegetable market, and 200 feet from the beaches. The beautiful river Roia runs into the sea only two blocks away, and one can see the snow on the maritime alps, crossing the beloved passarella.
We also rent bikes!
We serve a fantastic breakfast of all organic and Fair Trade ingredients. We eat only organic. I cook everything from ice cream to pizza from scratch.

Some of the many sights of Ventimiglia
Coastal:
Ventimiglia alta
The historic center of Ventimiglia, constructed within the ramparts of the old city walls, is distinguished by the architecture of the San Giovanni Oratory, the baptistry and cathedral of the San Michele Church

Canarda Gate
Built by the Genovese in the 13th century on the road leading to Ventimiglia from Provence, it exhibits a gothic arch and guard-houses erected in the 16th century

The Annunziata Fortress
The fortress was erected on the shores of Punta Rocca, constructed during the years (phone number hidden). Built to guard the border, it was built on the remains of a Franciscan convent of the Annunziata, dating from 1503

Hanbury Bothanical Gardens
An eighteen hectare paradise of exotic plants and mediterranean shrubbery created in 1867 by Thomas Hanbury on the Mortola promontory

Roman Amphitheater
Built at the end of the 2nd century AC in the north-west corner of the Roman town of Albintimilium, with steps, made of calcar stone from La Turbie, could hold more than 2000 spectators

The Red Cliffs Caves
A paleolythic site of worldwide importance, the Red Cliffs Caves owe their name to the color of the cliffs overhanging the sea below

Cathedral
A Romanesque building of the 11th century with an expansive gothic portal, animated with magical figures of angels and devils, carved in calcar from La Turbie in the mid 13th century

Variety Playhouse
Built in mid 1905 in Ventimiglia, it displays a neoclassic facade and liberty style canopy.

Cityhall and The Public Gardens
The townhall and its adjoining garden of palm trees were donated to the city by Thomas Hanbury in 1906

Grimaldi
The hamlet of Grimaldi, used to guard the French-Italian border before the San Luigi Bridge

Torri
The small hamlet of Torri, which the Bevera creek runs through.

The Calandres
One of the most beautiful golden sand beaches in Liguria, also a destination for surfers from all of Europe

Cape Mortola
The promontory extends from the green of the Hanbury Bothanical Gardens in La Mortola to the skyscrapers of Montecarlo

Inland:

Dolceacqua
gorgeous town with mythical Roman bridge, and the Doria Castle. Best local red wine in the area, Rossese, at Bar California

Rochetta Nervina
swimming in ice cold snow water, crystal clear ponds with river cascades. great restaurants, and few tourists. Weekends crowded with Italians avoiding tourists at the beach.

Apricale

famous spiral stone village built on the tip of a mountain. beautiful wall paintings and incredible views down into the valley, equal to an amusement park ride. great wine and restaurants. Hidden corners with secrets.

Perinaldo
straddles a mountain ridge. One side shows the sea, one side the maritime alps. the breezes blow across. amazing experience. site of the best village seasonal culinary festivals: chestnuts, fall, artichokes, spring

Most inland villages have a bonfire from Dec. 24 to Jan.6, which is tended by villagers, young and old, culminating in the burning of the befana on Jan 6. Vallebona, is best known for that party, since several well-known jazz musicians live there.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $14 / night after the first guest
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • Thanks to Elizabeth and Pierre (and their dogs) we had a wonderful time in
    Ventimiglia. We loved having the chance of staying in a family home and felt
    very well looked after. The breakfast was a delight with organic bread, jams,
    yoghourt and fruit with excellent coffee. We would love to return.

    May 2014
  • 非常高興的一次住宿,我們一行6人,大叔來火車站接我們回去,那是個不錯的房子,我們很喜歡那邊。

    May 2014
  • The location and facilities with Elizabeth's room were perfect. She met us at the station (even though we arrived later than expected), had water waiting for us, provided towels, dressing gowns and even beach towels for us to use. It was an enjoyable experience and I would recommend staying here to anyone.

    April 2014
  • This stay was very similar to staying at a bed and breakfast. Elizabeth and her husband are nice, honest people. They have two wonderful dogs. My room had a lovely balcony overlooking the street. Breakfast was included -- coffee, fruit, yogurt, toast etc. There was free wifi access. They are experienced hosts and the stay was simple and easy.

    December 2013
  • Emplacement de centre ville extrêmement central et agréable. Chambre un peu bruyante sur la rue si on ouvre la fenêtre. Accueil chaleureux. Chiens très présents par l'odeur notamment. Nous avons été heureux d'être accueillis sur une réservation du matin pour le soir et enchantés de découvrir 2 personnalités très attachantes.

    November 2013
  • Elizabeth was incredibly kind to let me stay with her on very short notice. I arrived at the train station very, very late and yet she met me and walked me to the apartment a few short blocks away. She made me feel comfortable and at home. I met her husband, son and two wonderful dogs, and I was sad to not be able to stay longer. Elizabeth had a great breakfast laid out, and I loved hearing about her passion for food and local, organic ingredients. Thanks so much Elizabeth!

    October 2013
  • Comfortable, welcoming and relaxed. Lovely family including dogs to stay with again. Very convenient for both facilities in town and other places on the coast and inland.

    October 2013
  • We choose to stay with Elizabeth in part because of her profile and were not disappointed. I learned a lot about organic cooking and food sourcing during our conversations. Pierre enhanced the conversations with information about foods, restaurants and the local area. Too short a visit. We were a 20 minute train ride to Monacco so the location was great because that was a planned visit for us.

    October 2013
  • Elizabeth and her husband were very good hosts. Pierre met us at the train station and walked us to their home. They recommended a nearby restaurant which was good and great fun. A mere block to the Mediterranean Sea. Friendly and interesting hosts.

    October 2013
  • Very comfortable room in a great little town. Elizabeth and Pierre were great hosts, gave us a tour of the surrounding area, and recommended 3 places to eat that all turned out to be fantastic! The breakfast was also great and we learned new things about coffee making that we hope to use when we're home.

    September 2013
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Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, 中文
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Columbia University, Oriental Studies,
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Classical Osteopath, Naturopath, Chinese Medicine
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Former chef, restaurant owner and writer, Currently owner, main instructor and medical practitioner of traditional Chinese Martial Arts school. Classical Osteopath and Naturopath. Married. Three adult children. Fluent in Italian, French, German. Speaks Mandarin
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