Things To Do
Negi Fumei is an historical village that is set in the beautiful mountains overlooking the sea. All around you will find olive-trees, fruit trees and the famous mimosa.
Negi is an ideal location for a relaxing holiday: Away from noise, stressful city life and nestled 500 meters above the sea level, it offers clean air, ancient olives groves, untouched forests, mountain walks and an amazing open view through the valley towards the sea. Just few minutes walk from the house, there is an olive oil mill where chefs like Jamie Oliver visit and the oil is used by many top chefs worldwide, and home made wine is available on request. (www.vittoriocassini.it). During summer, organically grown vegetables are available and home-made wine, honey and eggs.
The Monte Caggio is the highest point in the area. From the village of Negi it is a fantastic walk up the mountain with staggering views at the top!
The history of the small village of Negi, has long ago been linked with the neighbouring old Roman village of Seborga. You will be back in the middle ages if you walk around here. The picturesque village of Seborga offers shops, bars, a hairdresser, restaurants with local cuisine and weekly free-entry open air festival parties during the summer months
In the surrounding area you can find many great beaches at the beautiful mediterranean sea. Some are secluded, some are popular, but you will always find many great beach restaurants nearby.
The first big town at the sea is Bordighera. This town has been Claude Monet's big frustration because he couldn't get all the bright colours of the trees and the flowers on his canvas. The unspoilt nature welcomes hikers, walkers, bikers and in just 15 minutes drive, the clean beaches of Bordighera. Bordighera itself, is a renown tourist destination for the Italian people of Milan and Turin from May to September.
The beautiful coastal town of Bordighera has been the subject of many Monet paintings and during the 19th century, well-heeled Britons, German and Russian aristocrats populated this coastal town from October to May leaving a legacy of fancy Liberty style villas and luxurious hotels. Bordighera was a vacation retreat par excellence and still maintains a very high reputation.
Protected by the mountains rising behind, it has a temperate climate so it's milder during the autumn and winter months. Also, Bordighera offer an historic Roman museum, beautiful sea front promenade, beaches and the old town has wide selection of some of the best local restaurants.
Close by in neighbouring towns, other attractions include a public observatory in Perinaldo, white-water rafting in Rocchetta, San Remo music festival, Cannes film festival, Monaco F1 grand pix, Nice carnival, Menton's lemon festival, the picturesque village of Bussana vecchia, Toirano's grotto, sea and fresh water fishing, tennis courts, golf in San Remo, horse riding, paragliding, sailing, jet skiing, Winery tours and tasting, whale watching and lots more.
Just over few miles closer to the border with France, you will find the amazing botanical Hambury gardens established in 1867 by Sir Thomas Hambury with the help of landscape designer Ludwig Winter. It holds more than 5000 species of plant and was used in the movie 'Grace of Monaco'.
In the next valley not too far away from the house, you will find the stunning medieval villages of Dolceacqua, Isolabona, Pigna, and Apricale which are like out of a fairy tale, they were awarded best picturesque villages in Italy.
If you are a real gastronomic, with less then 2 hours drive, you can reach the town of Alba where the exquisite white truffle comes from and base to some of the best restaurants in Italy. Or if you like glamour, visit the Cafe de Paris, the famous Alain Ducasse at Louis XV, Buddha bar or Cipriani restaurant in Monaco just 40 minute away.
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