Ventimiglia, Province of Imperia, Liguria

Ventimiglia, the ancient Roman Album Intimilium or Albintimilium), a frontier fortress and seaport, 94 miles West of Genoa. It was a Roman municipium with an extensive territory, and of some importance under the Empire.


  • Altitude: 9 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 25,000 inhabitants in 2011
  • Zip/postal code: 18039
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0184
  • Patron Saint: St. Secondo, celebrated on 26 August
  • Frazioni & Localities: Bevera, Calandri, Calvo, Carletti, Grimaldi, Latte, Mortola Inferiore, Mortola Superiore (I Ciotti), Porra, Roverino, San Lorenzo, San Pancrazio, Sant'Antonio, Sealza, Seglia e San Bernardo, Torri, Trucco, Varase, Verrandi, Villatella, Ville
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What to see

  • Roman ruins of the ancient town, situated in the plain of Nervia, 3 miles to the East of the modern; among them a theatre, traces of the ancient city walls, and a number of tombs to the west of the theatre.
  • The present Gothic cathedral is built on the ruins of an earlier Lombard church, and this again on a Roman building, possibly a temple.

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