Liguria - Imperia - VENTIMIGLIA


RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE (CITRA CODE: 008075-LT-0143). A couple of years before the renowned botanist, Sir Thomas Hanbury, created one of the most beautiful botanical gardens of Europe in La Mortola di Ventimiglia, it was his compatriot Dr. Henry Bennet - personal gynecologist to Queen Victoria but also a passionate botanist – the one who understood the exceptional climatic conditions "of western Liguria", and who put together this breathtaking vegetation in the nearby Grimaldi property. Here, for centuries, the Saracen tower of the same name has stood out and became a Genoese bulwark after 1251 in defence of Ventimiglia. This tower, respectfully, expertly and lovingly restored by the current owners, is today an enchanting and welcoming residence, part of the larger complex of the Castello Voronoff which, in previous centuries, has hosted many illustrious people. In a dominant position, from its terrace you can admire the enchanting panorama of the sea and the beautiful town of Menton, the first urban settlement in French territory and the beginning of the renowned French Riviera. Torre Grimaldi maintains still today, after more than a millennium, its original defence function as it protects the privacy, intimacy and tranquillity of our guests who will find here the perfect refuge to isolate themselves a little and to imagine themselves in a magical distant past. The charm of the exposed stone, the warmth of the wood and the elegance of the furnishings harmoniously help to bring this enchantment to life and to let you spend a holiday of absolute uniqueness. The swimming pool, the tennis court, the large park and the parking of the "Castle Voronoff" complex on which dominates the Grimaldi Tower are common parts used by our Guests.


A spiral staircase (37 steps) leads up to the main terrace with the entrance door that leads into an open-plan area with a small living area with ornamental fireplace, dining table and kitchenette. From the entrance a first flight of stairs leads down to a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, while a second flight leads up to the tower level with the living room, a bathroom with tub and a loft with a double bedroom with queen-size bed. A final flight of spiral stairs leads up to the panoramic terrace on the roof of the tower organised as a sitting area and sun loungers.


The tower stands in a lush communal park arranged on several levels and terraces which extend over an area of more than 20,000 sq with various paths, viewpoints and benches on which you can rest while admiring the surrounding panorama. Born as a true botanical garden of Anglo-Saxon tradition in the mid 19th century, despite having lost some of its original wealth of botanical varieties over time, the park still boasts today a large multitude of species among which the main protagonists are orange and lemon trees, aromatic herbs, olives and palms, rose bushes, succulents and prickly pears. In the northern part of the park, is the communal tennis court, that you need to book, while the big communal swimming pool surrounded by a large solarium is located in the southern part of the property and can be easily reached on foot or by a lift built into the rock. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The rectangular swimming pool for communal use is illuminated in the evening, measuring 20 x 10 m with a maximum depth of 4 m, is lined in light blue PVC, purified with salt and surrounded by a large solarium. Open from mid-June to mid-September, it is easily reached from the tower by the lift built into the rock, or on foot down the many paths.


The communal Tennis Court, available upon reservation, is located in the upper part of the park, has a granulated concrete bottom, is fenced, has regulatory measures, but is not illuminated.

Pets: Yes, up to one. € 50,00 per week or part of week
Handicap: Uncertified Structure
Fenced-in property: Yes
Amenities and Features
  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms by mobile units
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-fi connection
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave Oven
  • Kettle
  • American coffee maker
  • Moka
  • Espresso coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing equipment
  • Cot
  • Baby chair

Location and distances

Torre Grimaldi is located in Grimaldi Inferiore, a small district of the municipality of Ventimiglia, close to the border with France and the renowned French Riviera, easily reached by car just 18 km from the motorway exit of Ventimiglia. The Ventimiglia train station is about 10 km away. On the French coast, in the immediate vicinity of the tower, is the beautiful town of Menton, the unbridled luxury of the Principality of Monaco and the city of Nice with its international airport. Following are the well-known tourist resorts of the French Riviera: Villefranche sur Mer, Cannes and Saint Tropez. In the hinterland of the french Riviera, less than an hour away, is the region of Provence with its old picturesque villages, numerous wine cellars where highly prized wines are produced, and fields of lavender which attract tourists in summer from all over the world to admire the flowering in the boundless fields. On the Italian side, Ventimiglia is just a few minutes away and in the upper, historic part of the town is the Cathedral with the Baptistery, well worth a visit. The town of Sanremo with its Casino and the Ariston Theatre, where the renowned Italian Song Festival is held, is about 30 km away. For cyclists, a beautiful cycle path has been created along the tracks of a disused railway line, which runs from Ospedaletti to San Lorenzo al Mare. Hiking enthusiasts will enjoy countless routes including the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri which from Ventimiglia to Sarzana allows you to visit the region along its entire ridge. All those who love the sea will find countless towns along this coast that have been awarded the Blue Flag and will be able to watch for dolphins and fin whales in the Cetacean Sanctuary. Genoa, with with its beautiful historic center and the largest aquarium in Europe, is 170 km away.

Airport: Nice 42 km, Genova 170 Km, Cuneo 210 Km, Torino 286 Km,
Train station: Ventimiglia 8 km, Mentone 4 km
Highways: Autostrada E80 exit Ventimiglia 10 Km
Shops and services: Latte di Ventimiglia 4 km, Mentone 4 Km
Beaches: Mar Ligure - The Balzi Rossi 2,5 km
Parking: Inside the property
Access roads: Asphalted, suitable for every type of car
Attractions within 100 km: Mentone 4 Km, Montecarlo 14 Km, Dolceacqua 19 Km, Villefranche sur Mer 28 Km, Sanremo 30 Km, Bussana Vecchia 42 Km, Cervo 66 Km, Cannes 67 Km, Alassio 81 Km, Albenga 86 Km
Altitude: 61 slm


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Minimum Stays

Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
6/29/2024 - 8/31/2024 5 Nights Everyday
8/31/2024 - 1/4/2025 4 Nights Everyday
Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
1/4/2025 - 6/28/2025 5 Nights Everyday
6/28/2025 - 8/30/2025 7 Nights Only Sat
8/30/2025 - 1/3/2026 5 Nights Everyday

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Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif
Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY EVERYDAY EXCEPT ON SATURDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - A platter of delights to share with friends, featuring the finest ‘Made in Italy’ ingredients, accompanied by DOC Prosecco from Veneto.
€ 173.00

Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif
Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif

DELIVERY EVERYDAY EXCEPT SATURDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - A selection of three prestigious caviars, directly from Siberia,
to be enjoyed with 'pane carasau' bread, salted butter made from 100% Piedmontese milk, hand-rolled breadsticks and Prosecco.
A magical combination with the 'del Mago drinks' Vodka selection by Chef Marcello Trentini.
€ 148.00

Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch
Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch

DELIVERY EVERY DAY EXCEPT SATURDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - An international classic that combines the relaxation of breakfast with the flavours of lunch: a brunch featuring top-quality ingredients.
€ 110.00

Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn
Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn

DELIVERY EVERYDAY EXCEPT SATURDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - To start, tantalizing nachos with guacamole, followed by our selection of cured meats and cheeses served with hand-stretched breadsticks and chocolate brownies to finish.
€ 129.00

Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors
Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors

DELIVERY EVERYDAY EXCEPT SATURDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - In company around a BBQ of excellent raw materials: tasty arrosticini and hamburgers of our Angus from the Italian supply chain, black pork sausages from the Sicilian Nebrodi mountains and Leonessa potatoes baked in foil. To accompany the burgers, the unfailing pane cafone, cheddar and sweet San Marzano tomato sauce. To accompany, our Amatrice spelt beer and the ever-present iced tea for the little ones.
€ 170.00

Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa
Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa

DELIVERY EVERYDAY EXCEPT SATURDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - Discover all the taste of our vegetable products. A rich starter with tofu cheese, our sott'oli and pane cafone. First course with fusilloni from Gragnano accompanied by a yellow date sauce. To finish, tasty vegetable nuggets accompanied by lioness potatoes.
€ 101.00