106 Route 19. VENTIMIGLIA.
Villa Garnier (to the E. of the town), at Winter's Vallone Garden,
3/4 M. to the E., near the Sasso bridge, and in the *Madonna Garden
at Ruota, 3/4 M. beyond the bridge, belonging to the same owner and
containing the celebrated Scheffel Palms (open at all hours).
From the Vallone Garden we may ascend the Valley of the Sasso (in
dry weather) to the (1 M.) Aqueduct, follow it for */i M. and return thence
to (U/4 M.) Bordighera along the conduit.
Excursions : from Oíd Bordighera by foot and bridle patbs through
beautiful olive-groves to (•/» hr.) Sasso (725 ft.); thence via Seborga (1695 ft.),
formerly the mint of the abbots of Lérins, to the Monte Caggio and to San
Romolo, see p. 103. — To (274 M.; omn. see p. 105) Vallebona viá Borghetto.
— Through the Vallecrosia Valley, via Vallecrosia, San Biagio della Cima,
and Soldano (omn. see p. 105), to (372-4 hrs.) Perinaldo (1895 ft.; inn; omn.
to Ventimiglia see below), a village commanding beautiful views and the
birthplace of the astronomer Giov. Dom. Cassini (1625-1712). — The ascent
of the "Cima di Santa Croce (1160 ft.) is highly attractive. From the tram-
way-station at the foot of the valley of Vallecrosia a marked footpath as¬
cends through wood to the (ca. 1 hr.) chapel on the summit, (magniflcent
view). We may return by a steep path to tbe N. to San Biagio or to Dol-
ceacqua. — From the tramway-station of Ponte Nenia (see below), in tbe
Nervia valley, we may proceed via (l3/4 M.) Camporosso to (47-2 M.) Dol-
ceacqua (165 ft.; three inns), with the ruined ancestral castle of the Dorias
of Genoa (p. 79). Thence we go on viá (7M.) Isolabona to (IO/2 M.) Pigna
(1015ft.; Hót. de France; Hót. Umberto I.; omn. to Ventigmiglia, see below),
tbe parisb. church of which has a winged altar of the 15th century. In
the ruinous chapel of San Bernardo are some interesting frescoes. — To
Coldirodi viá (372 M.) Ospedaletti, see p. 104.
9272 M. Vallecrosia, situated at the mouth of the valley of that
ñame on the Piani di Vallecrosia (views), is the station for the above-
mentioned village of Vallecrosia. To the right of the line we pass
the Protestant school of Vallecrosia (shown to visitors on Mon., Wed.,
& Thurs.). Crossing the Nervia, we obtain a glimpse of the Mari-
time Alps; on the left, at Ponte Nervia, are scanty remains of a
Román settlement with a theatre.
94 M. Ventimiglia. — Hotels. Hót. Maison Dorée, with restau¬
rant; Hót. Suisse et Tep.minus, R. 272, déj. 272, D. 3 fr., incl. wine,
well spoken of; Albergo Ristorante Tornaghi, all near the station. —
Café de Paris, Via Principe Amedeo. — Money Changebs at the rail.
station. — Goods Agents, Fraielli Gondrand. — Electric Tramway to
Bordighera, see p. 105. — Ómnibus to Perinaldo once, to Pigna twice daily. —
One-horse Carriage per drive 1 fr. (stand at the rail, station).
Ventimiglia (45 ft.; Fr. Vintimille), the Román Albium Inte-
melium, the Italian frontier-town, with 7300 inhab. and the seat of
a bishop, consists of the industrial new town, in an exposed (N.
wind) situation between the station and the sea, and the pictur¬
esque oíd town on a hill to the W. of the Roia. In the oíd town is
the Municipio, containing a small collection of Román antiquities
from Ponte Nervia (see above). The Cathedral, near which is a
Baptistery (partly of very ancient date), and the Romanesque church
of San Michele are interesting; the columns of the latter bear Román
inscriptions. About 72 M. to the W. lies the picturesque Porta
Canarda. Above the isolated tower-like rock (Scoglio alto) on the
beach rises the former Citadel (now harrar.ksV