*SOLD OUT* Saturday 21st April – A guided tour of the Medieval Town of Ventimiglia-Alta and Italian Lunch

*SOLD OUT* Saturday 21st April – A guided tour of the Medieval Town of Ventimiglia-Alta and Italian Lunch


Dear Members and Friends,

Ventimiglia Alta, is often referred to as the beauty of the hidden bays. High up on the hillside to the west of the Roia river is the medieval town surrounded by fortified walls. I am sure many of you have only looked up while visiting the Friday market in Ventimiglia, but have you ever visited the Old Town? This is your chance to do that with your friends from The American Club.

Our licensed guide, Sandro Cozzari will show us the City walls built in 1529, the Chapels of San Michele (11th century) and San Secondo (17th century). The public buildings from the late middle ages, the Romanesque Cathedral and the Baptistery. All worth a visit.

Time: Saturday 21st April from 10:00 – 12:00, followed by lunch.

How to get there: By car from France, exit A8 to Menton and drive the scenic route to Ventimiglia Alta. Once you pass the border, look for signs on your right to Ventimiglia Alta. You can drive all the way up and park outside the city walls. If you exit at Ventimiglia, you will drive down to Ventimiglia, turn right across the river on the first bridge, follow the signs to Ventimiglia Alta and drive through the city gate and park passed the Romanesque cathedral. If you arrive by train, you will cross the river on any bridge and follow the blue walking signs up the hill to Ventimiglia Alta.

Meeting point: Outside the Romanesque Cathedral at 10:00 a.m. The guided tour lasts 2 hours and Sandro speaks fluent English.

Dress code: Casual and good walking shoes

Lunch Restaurant:

Stella Marina

This is a nice restaurant on the seafront, facing Menton, at the foot of Ventimiglia Alta. https://www.ristorantestellamarinaventimiglia.it
Passeggiata Marconi 1 – 18039 Ventimiglia (IM) – Italia
Tel. +39 0184 33897
Contact. Mr. Massimo


Hors d’oeuvres – Beignets de morue – Moules marinière

Entrée – Penne (pâtes) aux fruits de mer

Plat – Filet de loup avec garniture

Dessert – Mousse au citron

Café, eau, vin en carafe (1/3 par personne), digestif

Price: Members 35 Euros, Guests 45 Euros, all inclusive.

IMPORTANT: we need to receive your reservation payment no later than Saturday 14th April if not sold out before.  Cancellations past 14th April are subject to payment. Whichever payment method you choose, please indicate your guests’ names.
WITHOUT PAYMENT YOUR RESERVATION CANNOT BE CONFIRMED. There will be no payments accepted at the entrance.

There are the following 3 methods of payment:

1. By PayPal or Credit Card below:

Sat 21st April – Tour of of Ventimiglia-Alta and Italian Lunch

2. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN BANK DETAILS. Bank transfer (free for EU member states):
BIC: PRIVFRPP IBAN: FR76 2459 9610 3479 0869 2080 126
Bank: Barclays France SA, Cannes. Account: American Club of the Riviera.

3. Check payable to The American Club of the Riviera, and sent to our Treasurer, Mr Richard Leblond at Residence St. James, 107 La Croisette, 06400 Cannes

I very much look forward to exploring Ventimiglia Alta with you.

Best greetings,


Beathe-Jeanette Lunde