Bordighera (2019)

View from the Bordighera seaside promenade

View from the Bordighera seaside promenade

We used to come to Bordighera quite often, either with visitors from the United States who got a kick out of finding themselves in another country after just a short drive, or by ourselves when we had a hankering for what we thought were the best cannoli we had ever tasted, those made and served by the Bar Centrale a block from the train station.

When we retired in 2016, we also gave up our two cars so that we rely almost exclusively on public transportation when we are in France. This makes it a little bit less convenient to get to Bordighera; we now have to take a train from Cannes to Ventimiglia and change for another train for the six-minute ride to our destination. On a Sunday in early July 2019, we did just that, and it was a great deal of fun.

We arrived in Bordighera around 9:30 a.m. just as a thunderstorm with heavy rain was ending. Clouds lingered, the streets were still wet, but the rain had all but stopped. We decided to play it safe and stop at the Bar Centrale first. Gone was the old world charm: the place had been completely redone, our favorite plain cannoli had been replaced with more elaborate ones, but at least the coffee was still as great as we remembered it. We were disappointed, but later, a fine lunch reconciled us with the place.

The photos on this page were taken with the Fujifilm X100s. Earlier photos of Bordighera may be found here. We hope you enjoy this virtual visit to an Italian Riviera resort town!

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Bordighera's Main Street: The 'Via Vittorio Emanuele II'

Bordighera's Main Street: The Via Vittorio Emanuele II


Looking down the 'Via Roma' towards the train station The completely new 'Bar Centrale'

Looking down the Via Roma towards the train station

The completely new Bar Centrale


Looking east on the 'Via Vittorio Emanuele II'

Looking east on the Via Vittorio Emanuele II


Bordighera façade

Bordighera façade


At the western end of the 'Lungomare Argentina', Bordighera's seaside promenade

At the western end of the Lungomare Argentina, Bordighera's seaside promenade


That Sunday, there was a flea market

That Sunday, there was a flea market


A place where one can buy things that are not available elsewhere—and that one doesn't usually need

A place where one can buy things that are not available elsewhere—and that one doesn't usually need


People are reluctant to head for the beach considering it was pouring an hour ago

People are reluctant to head for the beach considering it was pouring an hour ago


Gradually, though, people are showing up

Gradually, though, people are showing up


At the eastern end of the 'Lungomare Argentina'

At the eastern end of the Lungomare Argentina


The Sant'Ampelio church at the eastern end of the 'Lungomare Argentina'

The Sant'Ampelio church at the eastern end of the Lungomare Argentina


On the Bordighera waterfront

On the Bordighera waterfront


There are plenty of places to  grab a bite or just a drink

There are plenty of places to grab a bite or just a drink


Relaxing in the shade for a few minutes Looking down the 'Via Febo'

Relaxing in the shade for a few minutes

Looking down the Via Febo


On the 'Piazza Ruffini'

On the Piazza Ruffini


On the 'Via Aurelia'

On the Via Aurelia


On the 'Corso Italia'

On the Corso Italia


On the 'Piazza Eroi della Libertà' in front of the train station

On the Piazza Eroi della Libertà in front of the train station


The Bordighera train station even features an elevator providing wheelchair access to the tracks

The Bordighera train station even features an elevator providing wheelchair access to the tracks


Group of young American travelers studying the departure board

Group of young American travelers studying the departure board


Waiting for our train to Ventimiglia

Waiting for our train to Ventimiglia


At the Bordighera train station Our train is pulling into the station

At the Bordighera train station

Our train is pulling into the station


At the Ventimiglia train station, waiting for our train back to Cannes

At the Ventimiglia train station, waiting for our train back to Cannes


Sitting on the upper level of our homebound train

Sitting on the upper level of our homebound train


The photos on this page were taken on July 7, 2019.




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