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Oct 11, 2007 - Day Tripping to Italy...and thoughts on speaking French

Even though we got a late start, we drove on the ocean side road from Cap-Martin into Italy. From our apartment, we were at the Italian border in 10 minutes and followed the ocean road to Ventimiglia, Bordighera, San Remo and finally Imperia. It is a spectacular drive that never leaves the coast. Ventimiglia is an unremarkable medium size border town. Its claim to fame is that it is the flower trading hub for this part of Italy. Its huge wholesale-only flower market is said to create gridlock on Fridays. The drive to Bordighera was very...

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