Top Attractions in Bordighera
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- Beautiful old town with excellent restaurants, a pleasant square and some unexpected church treasures. If you are coming from Bordighera it requires a bit of a climb.Written 8 June 2021
- Main beach and promenade with lots of bars and restaurants. Gravel beach with free showers. Not easy to walk barefeet but good to stroll swim and rest. On sundays there is a fleemarket in the promenade. Best point to pass the railroad is left of the Station.Written 6 October 2019
- I recently visited this exceptional garden,when friendscame to visit me.A few of them love cactus,but some others in the party were not that much involved.. So, Iwas a bit embarrassed for the latter.To my surprise, as we step after step rose the hundreds of steps , even those not especially interested in plants started to shoot pictures and wawed enthusiastically, because of the landscape that is definitely fantastic. Have comfortable shoes since you climb uphill a lot. Shame that there is no bar or place where you can purchase a drink, that would really be TOP. To cacti fans, this COLLECTION is an ABSOLUTE MUST. VERY WELL ORGANIZED AND TENDEDWritten 21 April 2019
- This tiny church on the rocks of the Mediterranean shore at Bordighera dates back to the 5th century when Saint Ampelio came to this coastline, an anchorite monk seeking solitary peace. The current church has its origins in the Romanesque period of the 11th-12th century, its ancient walls now embellished with 15thc. and later rebuilding. You can see some of the ancient stones through conveniently placed glass windows in the floor.
As a small but significant historical site, this little place of worship enshrines the original purpose of Sant' Ampelio, now the patron saint of Bordighera. It is perfectly peaceful, a chapel in which to place your prayers and supplications, to sit and listen to the roar of the sea outside but meditate on the peace inside. The simple Mass on Sundays celebrates the continuing practice of prayer - 1500 years of prayer - and worship. In today's world, this simple and unadorned church creates a place of peace amidst the hustle and bustle of the seaside resort outside. All credit to Bordighera for retaining serenity in this simple but beautiful church with a centuries old tradition.Written 23 April 2020
- Charles Garnier, a famous architect of Paris.
The author of the Opera’ de Paris and here in Bordighera designed the church of Terrasanta,
He planned for his holidays here by the sea this wonderful villa .Written 26 August 2019
- Best place in Bordighera for equipped beaches , swimming pool with sea water and space for children with entertainment.
A little bit far away from city center and outside the pedestrian area.Written 26 August 2019
- Clarence Bicknell was a clergyman but stopped after 3 postings , thinking that the Church did more wrong than good.
He settled in Bordighera and became a self made explorer/scientist.
The museum houses his collection of butterflies, paintings, pictures,books and photographs. The museum guides speak good English and tell the tale of the man ,his work and the region. All in all quite interesting!Written 24 July 2018
- I visited the exhibition "Monet - ritorno in riviera" at the Villa Regina Margherita. Even though there was only one single painting of Monet in the whole setting l truly enjoyed my visit. The construction has been skilfully renovated. It is definitely worth a visit in itself. The Park around it had better times in his past but still preserved a wide variety of plants and trees.The first space of the exhibition had a projected figure presenting himself as the architect of the building. He gave useful details about his works, the queen and circumstances in which the villa was built. The next space had a projected figure presenting himself as Monet, reading his own letters during the stay and work in Bordighera. The first floor presented a collection of old photographs of the town, another one of local paintings from the 19 century as well as fascinating collection of original clothing and objects from the same period which completed competently the whole tour.Written 30 August 2019
- The views from this tranquil pine grove are amazing and ever changing. The sea colours range from deep blue to turquoise on sunny days, with white horses on windy days and sometimes an angry grey when the sun has hidden and the rain storms threaten. Well worth a visit.Written 10 January 2018
- The municipal administration had a good idea for having created a wide range of things for our beloved furry friends, an area equipped for their needs.Written 25 August 2019
- We were here before, but the Santa Maria Maddalena church looks still impressive for such a small community as Bordighera Alta looks.
It's not only the church itself dominating the Piazza del Popolo, but also the bell tower, which is completely divided from the church itself.
While the church was built in the beginning of the 17th century, the older bell tower was originally the sight tower of Bordighera and was converted into a bell tower aftercompletion of the church.
The interior looks really wonderful with painted stuccos and gold bladed decorations.
A 'must see' in the upper part of town.
Admission is free, although a (small) donation will also be appreciated.Written 6 October 2019
- We went there a couple of times, for coffee and cold water, very silent area , I can recommend it to everybody who visit Bordighera.Written 25 July 2017
- Very nice church designed from a famous architect who used to spend his holidays here in Bordighera: Charles Garnier who designed the Opera in Paris and the opera house in Montecarlo Casino.
Unusual facade, squared with two side turrets and white and terracotta decorations that stand out on the sand-colored brick facade.
Beautiful the tower bell with decorate spire.
Inside with only a nave with a wooden gabled roof and large artistic windows.Written 23 August 2019
- Beautiful cinema Liberty next to the church in a narrow street that leads to the sea.
Large and comfortable room as the cinema use to be.Written 24 August 2019
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