THE FLOWERS BATTLE
Glorious and exuberant urban chaos erupts every year as the locals celebrate this life-affirming ritual by throwing flowers everywhere and competing vigorously in constructing the most intricate and incredible displays for the colourful parade, one of the cheekiest festivals of its kind in Italy.
On 18th and 19th June.
MIDDLE AGE AUGUST
All the events that centre on commemorative Historical Procession based every year on different topics. There are drummers and flag - wavers who perform a competition called: ASTELUDO Then there are a running relay race and the " Regata di Gozzi liguri ". Moreover costume representations by night in the streets and squares of Old Centre, the " Ludum Balistre " - a competition with antic crossbows, the " Regata di San Secondo " , the feast of chestnuts.
And of course many other events all over the year as well, like the " Italian Song Festival " in Sanremo in February, the Easter sailing regattas, the Rally for ancient and luxury cars in April, the World Rally in October and the " West Liguria winter Championship" in November.
Lemon Festival - The fête du Citron
The fête du Citron (lemon festival), Menton is a colorful, fragrant and original carnival that attracts every year, in February, about 200,000 spectators from all over the world: allegorical floats decorated with citrus fruits, parades, masks, lights, exhibitions and fireworks.
Each year a theme is decided that will characterize all the spectacular sculptures and floats of the parade, which are then built by placing lemons, oranges and mandarins close together and holding them with rubber bands: a truly incredible result.
The Carnival of Nice, in February, is one of the most popular events on the French Riviera. It is also one of the oldest, as the first parade took place in 1873 and has always attracted hundreds of thousands of spectators from all over the world.
Discover its fantastic parades, the great fireworks show and its traditional flower battles ... an explosion of music and colors!
The Friday market (Ventimiglia)
Weekly market of considerable importance that has become a real tourist attraction over the years. It affects the main streets of the city and part of the waterfront.
In the surroundings of Ventimiglia
Not to mention the numerous events in the surrounding area including the Italian Song Festival in Sanremo in February, the Easter sailing regattas, the Historic Rally for vintage cars in April, the World Brand Championship Rally in October, the Regattas of the "West Liguria" winter championship in November.