From the artistically notable...
From the artistically notable monuments, there are the Roman ruins, the church of Saint Michael, from the 10th century, and the Vergine Assunta's cathedral from the 12th century. Already the center of the Liguri Intermelii with the name of Albium Intermelium, then called Albintimilium and, in medieval times, Venttimiglia, was the seat of the committee and residence for the counts of Ventimiglia. Successively was erected the free commune, but then fell under the dominion of the Genovesi.
'hello, Renzo? I can't make...
'hello, Renzo? I can't make it! I'm in Genova for the week!'
'hello, Gina? What a pleasant surprize. I'm in Genova too! Where are you?'
'I'm losing you,, Renzo!
No, I'm losing you, Gina! 'Grazie!'
No, Thank YOU'
No, YOU'RE welcome'
'No, ciao you!'
Among the numerous Italian and...
Among the numerous Italian and foreign gardens, which may be visited today, the Hanbury Botanic Gardens occupy quite a special place. The gardens that are stretched by the promontory of the Mortola between few steps from Latte, fraction of Ventimiglia. The Hanbury Botanic Gardens were created in 1867 when Sir Thomas Hanbury, holidaying on the Côte d’Azur, was struck by the beauty of Cape Mortola, near Ventimiglia, and began to purchase, piece by piece, part of the land which later amounted to eighteen hectares. A pastureland zone was involved, bounded on three sides, by mountains, which protected it from the wind, and to the southeast, washed by a flawless sea.
Thanks to the particular geographical position and the consequent microclimate, here can cohabit quietly stains of Mediterranean vegetation together with the more disparate exotic kinds. Visitors may not expect to find a garden rich with borders and regularly set flowers-beds and not even well-kept lawns: involved, rather, is an ensemble of plants living freely, which bloom, fruits and produce fertile seeds, thus completing the biological cycle they have in nature. Into the gardens, splendidly preserved by the institute of Botany of the university in Genoa, it’s possible to spend a whole afternoon to the search of botanical curiosity but also in her contemplation of an unforgettable landscape. The gardens (extended on an area from the mountains to the sea) contain about 5.000 different types of plants from the five continents. In the lower part of the gardens it is still possible to see a part of the Roman via Julia Augusta.
While in genoa it could be a...
While in genoa it could be a good idea to go for a boat trip. You can choose the harbour, a round trip genoa, camogli, s.fruttuoso (look at the picture) & portofino or a longer one (genoa, camogli, s.fruttuoso, portofino & cinqueterre) but I suggest to spare a whole day for the cinqueterre.
the airport has the name of...
the airport has the name of cristoforo colombo,who has 'discovered' america for the spanish crown in 1492,but he was from genova.
Genova has many railway links with roma,but also with torino(145 kms) and milano(130 kms);you can travel by train to ventimiglia(french border),some trains are direct to france;
there is a daily bus NICE-GENOVA-NICE,it costs 25$ for the round trip on the same day,you can ask for SAVONA instead of GENOVA.Daily departure at Nice airport,or place massena(cars phocéens),or Nice gare routière(central coach station)