Sun-seeking British of the 19th century left their mark all along the Riviera but perhaps nowhere more so than in the Italian town of Bordighera – famous for its perfect climate, seafront promenade, and palm trees. It was also a favorite resort of Claude Monet who stayed ten weeks here and painted thirty five landscapes in Bordighera and the neighbouring hills. Just a few miles along the coast we find two more popular British haunts – Monte Carlo and Nice.
- 7 nights hb in Bordighera
- Excursion to Taggia and San Remo
- Excursion to Monte Carlo
- Excursion to Dolceacqua
- Walking tour of Bordighera
Single supplements apply. Subject to availability.
Flight to Nice and transfer to your hotel (45-minutes) in Bordighera for seven nights half board accommodation.
Days Two to Seven:
On Day 2 there is a late morning walking tour pointing out the highlights of the town including Villa Regina Margherita. Free in resort with three included excursions. The first included excursion will be to Taggia, another example of a Ligurian old town, and San Remo, the ‘Pearl of the Riviera of Flowers’, with its old centre, impressive villas and pleasant market area. The second included excursion will be to Monte Carlo. No holiday to the Riviera would be complete without a visit to the Principality of Monaco. The third included excursion is to the Nervia Valley.
Free to enjoy the delights of Bordighera as others have done in the past. Your hotel is handily situated for the station, with services to Ventimiglia, and to San Remo and beyond. On Thursday there is a market on the seafront near the hotel. There are also local bus services.
Free time until you depart for the airport. Dependent on traffic conditions and flight timings, there may be time for some last-minute shopping in Nice en route.
Hotel Parigi 4*, Bordighera
This comfortable hotel is family-run and stands right on the seafront promenade, just a short stroll from the town centre. Rooms have flatscreen tv with satellite channels, air-conditioning, private bath or shower, wc and hairdryer. Although the railway line passes 20 metres behind the hotel, there are very few trains overnight and in any case rooms are double glazed. The holiday price is based on mountain view. Side and full sea view rooms are available at a supplement. (www.hotelparigi.com). Free one hour session in the hotel wellness centre.
Subject to availability. Single supplements may apply
Bordighera – the Italian Riviera and Monte Carlo
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