{border towns} Ventimiglia

I have a curious fascination with border towns. After spending one month in lovely Biarritz, where the mix of Spanish and French culture is present the food, style of life, and even the people, I couldn’t wait to explore the Italian-French border towns of Menton and Ventimiglia. Menton belongs to the French side, while Ventimiglia belongs to the Italian side, and both share a border with the sparkling Mediterranean Sea—and a love for pastel buildings!

I have to admit I didn’t have any particular reason to visit Ventimiglia, other than noticing it was the last stop on the French national railroad train from Nice. So after a lovely early afternoon in Menton, I boarded my 20-minute train over the border of Italy. We passed a town called Latte before stopping in Ventimiglia. As in Menton, the train station was a short walk from the shore, so I walked towards toe Roya River before heading to the sea.

While Ventimiglia isn’t a particularly special town, I so enjoyed the charming view over the river of the neighboring candy-colored homes…

Ventimiglia, Italy

Ventimiglia, Italy

Ventimiglia, Italy

Ventimiglia, Italy

Ventimiglia, Italy

September 21, 2016
I’m a photographer and writer who left New York City after 7 years to explore the world. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new cities, art fairs, galleries, museums and private art collections. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29.

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It is so gorgeous, the sky is so blue oh my god! You have such lovely content on your blog, keep up your wonderful work pretty gal! x

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Thanks Adele! Glad you enjoyed the photos :)

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