The Ventimiglia of today is composed of the upper town of medieval origin, built on the top of the "Cavo" hill, and of the new lower town in the alluvial plain between the river Roja and the torrent Nervia, where the ancient Ligurian people Intemelii and then the Romans once settled.
Ventimiglia is a popular destination during the summer for tourists spending their vacation along the French Riviera. Particularly popular all year with visitors from France is the Friday street market, which takes place along the seafront of the new town, and is a cause of major traffic congestion. The surprising Hanbury Botanical Gardens, established by a scion of a leading family of English industrialists in the nineteenth century, can be found some five kilometers to the west, just short of the French frontier.
The extreme western strip of the coast is famous for the presence of the Balzi Rossi caves, imposing cliffs sheer to the sea characterized by the typical reddish colour where prehistoric man found a shelter for milleniums, leaving many evidences of his presence.
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