The Battle of Flowers in Ventimiglia
The unique elegant mosaic decoration differentiate this flower parade from the others of the towns of the Riviera.
The different "Groups" compete against each other on a free or fixed theme and prepare floats that parade along a route accompanied by bands and folklore groups, while the participants battle by throwing flowers at the spectators. Scheduled in June.
Medieval August in Ventimiglia
Several events that focus on commemorative Historical Procession based every year on different topics. There are drummers and flag-wavers who perform a competition called: ASTELUDO Gozzi Other competitions held by the Sestieri are the relay footrace and the Regatta of Ligurian Gozzi for the coveted palio. Completing the Ventimiglia Summer are the costume representations by night in the streets and squares of the Old Town, the " Ludum Balistre " - a competition with ancient crossbows, the Regatta of San Secondo , and the festival of castagnole (Ventimiglia's typical sweet).
The Lemon Festival in Menton
La Fête du Citron (lemon festival), in Menton is a colourful, fragrant and original carni-val that attracts 200,000 spectators from all over the world every year in February. It fea-tures floats decorated with citrus fruits, parades, masks, musicians, 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 tangerines next to each other and holding them with rubber bands: a truly incredible result.
The Nice Carnival
The Carnival of Nice, 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. It takes place in February and each year and attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators from all over the world.
Discover its fantastic parades, the great fireworks show and its traditional battles of flowers... an explo-sion of music and colours! !
The Friday market in Ventimiglia
Weekly market of considerable importance that has become a real tourist attraction over the years. It covers the main streets of the town 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 San Remo in February, the Easter sailing regattas, the Historic Rally for vintage cars in April, the World Championship Rally in October, the West Liguria Winter Championship Regattas in November.