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Italy's Best Kept Secret

A wonderful place to visit with lots of history and stories. Most of the village and roads, are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apricale is a fantastic medieval village not far from the coast . It is the regions best kept... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Newport Beach, California
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 12, 2015

My family and I were staying 40 min from the Italian border just outside Nice, and in search of some adventure, we decided to go on a day trip to Italy. We visited the Ventimigla market, but I would suggest by-passing that and going straight...More

3  Thank Mady M
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

It is said that the Apricale is one of the best village in Imperia but I was not impressed. I would prefer Dolceacqua which is not far from Apricale and much prettier for me.

3  Thank hiritos
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place to visit with lots of history and stories. Most of the village and roads, are built from the river stones. Great way of using natural resources. Fresh Italian food in most of the restaurants. Get lost in the allies to explore more.

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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Apricale is a fantastic medieval village not far from the coast . It is the regions best kept secret. The people are friendly you can easily get around with English . There is one Restraunt on the square (Baci)that serves typical regional dishes and a...More

Thank 930turbo
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

This is such a wonderful town. Three years in a row we have spent some days here during the summer, and I still remember the first time we drove up towards Apricale and we came around the corner and there it was. Magnificent is the...More

Thank Pkoch
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Apricale is situated around/against a hilltop like many villages in the area. You can climb up along the left side which leads you to the square on the top or through the middle through a maze of narrow streets an stairs. Either way gets you...More

Thank 25JBM1965
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Staying in Apricale is like going back in time. I have never been to a place that is 1000 plus years old. Be prepared for some steep "roads" and difficult steps if you have a mobility issue. The people of the village are friendly and...More

Thank Princess095
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

We love Apricale as our second home! It’s beautifull and very welcomming by it’s multi national habitants!

Thank johanh964
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved Apricale - from the moment we caught a first glimpse when coming around the mountain side from Dolceacqua. The town is stunning with a maze of artistic walkways that lead you to the best pasta you have ever tasted in the town...More

Thank cleonebakker
Reviewed March 13, 2018

This small village is simple built up on a steep mountain side. It seems like hanging when you approach Apricale coming from Dolceacqua. Apricale is dating back to 12th century. It is a real mediaval town with old houses, narrow pathways, tunnels under the houses...More

Thank Klynge
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Like an inferno during the day, parking difficult, had to reverse 300 metres uphill to allow a coach to pass, very difficult.

Thank Bill K
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

We came back after our first visit last year, this place takes you in and we felt that we had to revisit. It us breathtaking to see the town as you approach it, and it is so charming with the narrow streets and difficult walk...More

Thank Pkoch
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