2. Italian markets, Menton & Monaco from Nice
Head for Italians markets on Fridays in Vintimiglia, on Tuesdays and Saturdays mornings in San Remo. A real good experience to enjoy the flavor of Italy and discover the habits of native people. Overflowing with colours, exotic aromas and flowers from the South of Italy. The warm welcome given by the local shopkeepers gives a glimpse of the italian conviviality.
You can start with a stroll through a picturesque street market where you can get bargains specially for leather goods, fashion accessories, shoes and clothes ... at least you prefer savoring delicious fruits and local cheese. Then spend free time having a lunch in one of the numerous small restaurants (not included in price) and try the fresh pasta accommodated with seafood and a glass of Lambrusco. Return via the seacoast road to charming Menton "pearl of the Riviera", stroll down the pedestrian street a must for all visitors to Menton as it is packed with shops and extends from the sea front to the "Campanin" garden. Afterwards you visit Monaco to see the Prince's Palace, drive along the circuit used for the Formula One Grand Prix, and ride to the very famous Place du Casino.