We drove to Ventimiglia which is just across the border from France beside Menton. It is an overlooked town on the Italian Riviera because it is usually on the way to somewhere for anyone traveling from Italy or France by rail or car. San Remo which is a little further is very nice too and often the perferred destination of people traveling from Provence or the Var. San Remo has a great market as well but no better for the time spent getting there. Once you have spent some time in Ventimiglia and witness 1st hand the hospitality, the progress being made on the new port, (across from the hotel Sea Gull where we stayed for 2 nights) the great Friday market and the sea side restaurants (look close beside Alanea's chair at the restaurant and you will see me) you will agree that Ventimiglia is a great place to visit. I have posted a few pictures for the gentle reader (thanks Abby) to enjoy. If you are traveling through Ventimiglia it is worth a stop over.