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Problematic frontier

This is the end station for the French local train making it's way through the beautifull scenery... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
Heli P
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Helsinki, Finland
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The regional French TER train travelling from Ventimiglia, Italy along the coast to Nice and beyond... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2019
Heli P
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed August 19, 2019

The regional French TER train travelling from Ventimiglia, Italy along the coast to Nice and beyond passes the most exquisite scenery on the Riviera which you won't see from a car window. Menton just over the border is like a smaller Nice, quieter and with better seafront, Roquebrune with the turquoise bay is my favourite swimming place, Monaco is a must for many tourists but the train brings also commuters just working there. Buying tickets both on the Italian and French side may be tiresome queing, the newsagent at Ventimiglia also sells them. As Italy is full of illegal immigrants hoping to cross over the border it is strictly guarded at the station on both sides, though there is no personnel on the trains.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Heli P
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

We didn't have time to look for a restaurant around the railway station and went to the restaurant inside the railway station and what a wonderful surprise! Mamma Mia!I had the best thin and crusty pizza I've had for many years! With fresh and tasty tomatoes, ruccola and mozzarella. Plan sometime to enjoy a delicious lunch there!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019

This station is best avoided, it is filthy dirty with loads of unsavoury types of people lingering around inside and out. The staff where rude and unhelpful and the station Tabac had the rudest staff I have encountered.

Date of experience: July 2019
7  Thank fizz147
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Ventimiglia Estazione is the AnitChrist of railway stations.
To the novice tourist it holds so many pitfalls, not least of which is the disparity between train departure times shown on the huge screen in the station entrance hall and the individual screens on each individual platform, most of which are blank anyway. The main screen only indicates some of the stations each train calls at so if yours is not there you could presume that the particular train is not stopping there...WRONG. Consult the miniscule type on the departure boards situated by the entrance/exit to the station for full itinerary. You may have to get down on your hands and knees if your departure is later in the day. On the plus side the staff (if you can find any) are helpful. Be prepared to queue for tickets. Tip: if you are travelling to Ventimiglia (maybe for the immense Friday market) buy a return ticket from your departure station as we did this month from Villefranche sur mer. VE is not for the squeamish.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Graham K
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

This is the end station for the French local train making it's way through the beautifull scenery of the Riviera. Travelling has been recently difficult as the workers are fighting against the changing world with weekly strikes to maintain their benefits and low retirement age. There is another fight going on the Italian side, a mass of illegal immigrants who have made their way up here from South Italy wait to cross the border to France. The train station is well guarded from them as the French police would pick them up from the train on the first stop on their side of the frontier. Tourists on holiday are usually unaware of all this turmoil only wondering why the trains don't move. The long distance connections to Genova and Milan usually function. As the ticket booth has a constant queu of arguing customers the newsagent is also selling tickets to help out. Stamp yours in the yellow machine before entering on the platform, this week I just witnessed a tourist being fined 120 euros for not having a ticket. Other facilities at the station are a cafeteria and a newly renovated toilet.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Heli P
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