Dolceacqua

Dolceacqua, Italian Riviera: Address, Phone Number, Dolceacqua Reviews: 4.5/5


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Peter P
Rushton, UK66 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
This is a beautiful ancient village ; It is nestled in a valley and a fast flowing river flows alongside the Main Street ; There is a ruined castle ; two churches and a picturesque arched bridge ; you can find some cafes and small shops in the narrow streets and it is worth a visit for a few hours ;
Written January 5, 2020
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siv1964
Oslo, Norway49 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Not much to do or see. Two days is enough. Most things happens around The small city center. Ristorante Viassa is maybe The best restaurant. Where else do you get a Vieccho Romana on The house, as a digestive. A lot of pasta, pizza to eat in The town and very good meat, order «Tagliata»!
Written July 21, 2019
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Claude M
Raleigh, NC700 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
We visited Dolceacqua as part of the Monet exhibit in Bordighera. This is not worth the time or money.

The village is old with quaint streets, lots of artists shops and restaurants near the river. The castle itself is in ruins without much to show or explain about medieval castles. There are informational signs explaining the history of the Nervia valley which are worth the read.

So, go visit this village but spare yourself the Money exhibit.
Written July 20, 2019
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An_Old_Burian
Norwich, UK1,113 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Considering how close Dolceacqua is to the coast, it is "medival" even though there are modern cafes etc. It is amazing that there can be such a marked difference in the cultural atmosphere within such a small geographical distance
Written April 15, 2019
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millalaiset
Gothenburg, Sweden70 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
narrow alleys leading up to an old fort (closed when we were there). Magic atmosphere despite the souvenir shops. Take the local bus from Ventimiglia.
Written April 14, 2019
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Maria
84 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
In love with this little medieval town. Castle was already closed when we went in the evening. Small streets, lots of stares and full of charm.
Written February 20, 2019
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Adam D
Churchdown, UK126 contributions
Jan 2019
Nice little medieval town to have a stroll around, some quite steep hills though if you struggle with those.

Castle wasn't open when we went, so make sure you get there early as it closes at 5pm!

Note the restaurants don't open until 7pm, so we had to eat elsewhere as well.

On a plus note, free parking! Worth a visit if nearby looking for sites to visit.
Written February 1, 2019
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Malkoppie
South Africa1,584 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We passed through this little village many times on our way to our Bed and Breakfast in Apicale, a tiny, spectacular hilltop village a few kilometers into the mountains. Dolceacqua looks like a postcard, but we found it to be full of tourists in the day, including many tour buses.

We stopped late one afternoon after going to Monaco for the day. Then it was calmer and void of the tourist and shoppers. Bars and restaurants were now filled with the laughter and the happy chatter of what looked more like locals after the exodus of daily foreign tourists. The organic market held on every last Sunday of the month is apparently really good.

Parking was reasonably easy to find and available near to the famous bridge which Monet painted. We found a small parking area and after asking a local about where to pay the amount displayed, were shown that it is only payable during certain hours. Score!

Dolceacqua is quite central to many beautiful and worthwhile day trips into France, like Monaco, Nice, the Roya Valley and best of all, the beautiful hilltop villages of Liguria, like Apricale, Pigna, Castel Vitorrio, Bijardo, and my personal favorite Rocchetta Nervina. I would definitely always choose my accommodation in one of those villages and just visit Dolceacqua for an few hours. You would, however, need to have your own transport, but if you are looking for a destination away from the tourists, then head out of Dolceacqua after checking it out. There are beautiful drives up into the mountains, but beware, one afternoon as we headed out of Dolceaqua we were surprised to see the little speeding scooter ahead of us get pulled off the road by traffic police. Amazing on these tiny winding roads, which get narrower and more and more tight as you leave the valley behind.
Written January 13, 2019
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Tatyana D
15 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Naice,lovly place. Near to Sanremo. Easy to reach by bus.Also by train from Sanremo. Tickets have to by from Tabaco schop.
Written November 5, 2018
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Trisha A
Los Angeles, CA28 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
My mother, sister and I were visiting France and Italy from the US and took a day tour that stopped in Dolceacqua for lunch. We were given time to go into 'old town' afterward and boy were we glad we did! We could've spent the entire day here walking through the streets of the medieval village and checking out the castle atop the hill. We did some shopping here and the shop owners were incredibly kind. Lots of individual artists' studios. In my opinion, a must see if you like small, medieval villages.
Written October 17, 2018
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