domenica 9 giugno 2013

Exploring Liguria: Bordighera

A nice and green city not far from the french border on the Liguria west coast: this is Bordighera.
It is a loved living place since the nineteenth century, especially by english travellers and tourists.

Bordighera is today a residential town with nice houses, gardens, hotels and a  beautiful promenade by the sea.



The old city center preservs ancient squares and characteristic narrow streets where is so nice walking during a lazy afternoon or stop in one of the many restaurants.
The restaurants in the old center are very popular, especially among local people, therefore if you wish to dine here you'd better book in advance.
During summertime they have outdoors tables  and being a "no cars" area, it's lovely to spend an evening enjoying the calm place.

Not far from the old city center, along the sea, there's the nice St. Ampelio church. Ampelio, the saint hermit, according to legend brought in Liguria the palm seeds.



An other alley that deserves mention is Via Romana, with its beautiful villas and wonderful old style hotels that have been recently into condos with luxurious apartments.
Along Via Romana there is Villa Della Regina, the residence where the queen of Italy Margherita di Savoia used to spend most of her time and where she died in 1926.

Bordighera is where I usually spend summer holiday and I really enjoy speding time there. I used to spend vacation there since I was a kid, with my grandparents, and I still have very good memories.

Walking in one of the lush and green gardens to seek shade in the hot summer days or strolling along the seafront are two of my preferred activities when I am in Bordighera.


2 commenti:

  1. Da come ne parli, si avverte che è un luogo che hai molto a cuore perchè parte della tua vita. Se passo da quelle parti, ci vado di sicuro!
    Un abbraccio Paola :)

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Sono molto legata a Bordighera...hai colto nel segno!
      Grazie per essere passata :)

      Elimina

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