sabato 9 novembre 2013

A weekend in Bordighera (Imperia)

In the western Ligurian Riviera there are towns that overlook the sea with their particular but Bordighera has that something extra that makes it different from other small towns. In fact Bordighera is unique because of its architectural style English and for its palm trees of different species, that offer exotic glimpses. The town is divided into two parts: the old town which dominates head of Sant' Ampelio with its little squares and the modern city with the Lungomare Argentina. To visit the church of Sant' Ampelio, patron of the city, in Romanesque style where it is kept the statue of the seventeenth century., the church of Madonna of the flowers with the crib standing with terracotta figures, Immaculate Conception Church or the Holy Land built by the French architect Garnier. Stop to taste the local specialties as stuffed anchovies or Ligurian fish soup, then a walk in the two gardens "Monet" and "Winter". In the Gardens Monet, with walking trails between flower beds, plants and a beautiful fountain, there is a monument in memory the great artist. The Winter Gardens offer tourists a panoramic view of very beautiful as well as a walk in the pine forest full of palm trees and other vegetation. Also stroll to the Promenade, on the one hand the sea to the other trees and gardens, allows visitors to see a vast panorama and unique. Resuming the path here Villa Regina Margherita, where the Queen staying, now houses the Museum with important works of art as works of still life, 1500 and 1800, Italian and foreign paintings of the '600 and '700. A visit to the Museo Bicknell (1888) English-style built by the botanist and archaeologist Clarence Bicknell and the interesting Museum of Song in Vallecrosia, nearby to Bordighera, with period features that evoke the music in all its kind. Bordighera is also a starting point for exploring the picturesque villages nearby as Dolceacqua, Apricale Perinaldo.

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