Ventimiglia is 7 km from the border of France.
Sanremo is 18 km away.
Genova is 130 km away.
Bevera – Calandri – Calvo – Carletti – Case Allavena (L) – Case Roberto (L) – Case Sgorra (L) – Castel d’Appio – Grimaldi – Grimaldi Inferiore (L) – Latte – Mortola Inferiore – Mortola Superiore – Porra – Roverino – San Lorenzo – San Pancrazio (L) – Sant’Antonio – Sealza (L) – Seglia – Torri – Trucco – Varase – Verrandi – Villatella
The station is almost at the heart of the town, less than 5 minutes walking distance to the centre and 10 minutes from the beach. You are strongly recommended to come by train at least for your first visit as parking can be difficult. The only easily accessible parking, mostly free, is at least 10 minutes walk from the town but it’s often much quicker to walk in from there than try to find a closer space in the town centre. Free parking in the town centre is very scarce during shopping hours.
A useful tip: Parking is often quite easy to find at Garavan, on the edge of Menton. From there it’s one stop on the train. Trains run a couple of times an hour until quite late into the evening.
Taxi rank at Ventimiglia Train Station
Taxis can usually be found just outside the Ventimiglia train station.
The number to call during the day is +39 0184 35 11 25.
From 1.00 am and until 7.00 am the mobile number to call is +39 335 72 53 028
Be In The Know
Access to good resources is the key to easy living. Here are some of the places that you may find useful when living or staying in Ventimiglia. A little local knowledge can help to save time and prevent stressful situations.
Very important! When shopping in Italy always take the receipt (scontrino)and ask for one if it is not offered, even if you are buying fruit in the market or cakes from the pasticceria. To ask: “Posso avere il scontrino per favore“, (May I have the receipt please.)
Should you be stopped by the police in the street, you may be asked for your receipts and you could be fined for not having them. This also applies, in coffee shops, market stalls and restaurants. Visitors from neighbouring France may be stopped at the border when returning back into France by local French police and they often do spot checks and may ask to see your purchases and the receipts. This is usually to combat the illegal vendors. If your goods are found to be fake/counterfeit – they will be confiscated and you will receive a fine. Play safe – Get a receipt, always!
Emergency numbers: Police 112 – Fire 115 – Finance Police 117 – Childline 114 – More Important Numbers.
The Post Office
In August, the Post Office is only open half days:
8 am – 1.30 pm
As with most administrative places, the post office operates by a ticket system. A yellow machine is in place for issuing your ticket. For counter service to pay bills, take a ticket by pressing A. E is for post office bank account holders and P is for sending post and packages. It is a busy post office and it is advisable to bring a book or magazine to read during peak times.
Via Cavour Camillo, 30
+39 0184 352955
|Banco di SAN Giorgio
Via Jacopo Ruffini 8
+39 0184 355633
Via Roma, 38/A
+39 0184 352622
Corso Genova, 82/BIS
+39 0184 253035
|Banca Nazionale del Lavoro
Piazza Cesare Battisti,
+39 0184 352764
|Banca Lombarda Private Investment
Via JacopoRuffini 8/A
+39 0184 33414
|Banco di SAN Giorgio
Via Roma, 62
+39 0184 358188
|Banca Patrimoni e Investimenti
Via Cavour 35
+39 0184 23671
|Banca Popolare di Novara
Via Della Stazione 2
+39 0184 355399
There are various parking areas in and around Ventimiglia. On Fridays, owing to the outdoor market, a large part of the coast road is not available. Most of the town operates a pay and display system. The main car park in the centre of town requires you to take a ticket on entry and before leaving to pay at the pay station before leaving – using the ticket to exit. You can also find parking around the train station.
It is worth knowing what the different coloured parking areas mean. If the space is outlined in blue, this space requires you to pay and display. A white space is free. Yellow is a private parking space. Disabled spaces must be respected as in all towns and countries. You risk a heavy fines and being towed away if you are found to be illegally parked.
Marca da bollo
When you need to present legal documents, you will be required to purchase a marca da bollo. The is an official stamp which you can purchase from a Tabbaccaio (literally, “tobacconist”). A useful one is the Coffee Bar/Shop by the Ventimiglia train station.
Ventimiglia is ahead of most other nearby towns in pressing forward with a plan to cover as much as possible of the town with free wifi. There are a couple of providers so you may need to sign up with both. The service is free but requires you to register on your first use of it. Ventimiglia Town is keen to help its readers make effective use of the service and is starting a new project that encourages local traders to install Bluetooth beacons at their premises. These will provide information to people passing by who have the necessary app installed on their phones. Once beacons are deployed they appear on a Google Map – see our Directory page.
The map below, provided by the town of Ventimiglia, gives the addresses and telephone numbers of most of the important services available. Click on the map to see the version on their website that can be enlarged if necessary.