No wonder the Ligurian cuisine is widely praised. Part of the sweet life here is the glorious gastronomic experience. The world-famous 'pesto' has its origins here – it can also be served with
spaghetti, or you can add it with potatoes and green beans. Liguria is palate paradise for: the lovers of the freshest fish and seafood, the fans of porcini risotto, stuffed zucchini flowers and
spaghetti with lobster.
Everywhere around the area, you can find the local restaurants that offer a 'menu fisso', a multi-course menu, where you eat for hours – you relish in all local delicacies and their wine, usually revitalizing Grappa is also included.
Recommended restaurants, click here
Culinary in the Argentina Valley
Food is a amongst the best trademark of our region. The sweetness of life here includes the long hours of meals together – enjoying not only the taste but also the company of family and friends.
Some of the most famous food particularly is the many starters which consist of countless hot and cold delicacies. Especially at lunch time on weekends, the restaurants of the valley are almost always full. And even on weekdays, people just can't help but go for the amazing gastronomical experience. Whether stuffed courgette flowers, homemade pasta with porcini mushrooms or wild boar , lovers of hearty home cooking come here to savor and experience. The fish lovers and vegetarians also belong here; many restaurants offer delicious fish specialties such as trout or lobster with spaghetti.
In addition, there is even the opportunity to relive the ravioli production up close and participate in a cooking class for probably the best ravioli in the valley. Even the highly coveted ' Ristorante a Casa ' where a cook prepares at home a typical Ligurian meal for you, and all you need to do is to provide the enjoyment, an unforgettable experience.
The colorful weekly market of San Remo is open every day but Tuesday and Saturday at the largest and the most attractive.
After the market, it is best for a coffee or an ice cream on the beautiful piazza in front of the old church, in the center of the old town.
Go from the market towards the city centre , take the first street (pedestrian zone) to right, from there it is only about 150 m. The market hall is reached when you put into drive on the coast road to San Remo, there to turn at the first roundabout slightly uphill
half right and then go straight until you pass through a tunnel, at the end you arrive directly in front of the market hall.
Tip for parking on Saturday: After the tunnel take the right and go up the first roundabout take the road to the right up the hill. After about 200 meters there is right a small and steep access road, you usually can park here out of sight without being harassed by the cops.
Market in Taggia:
Colorful weekly market with textiles always on Monday morning. It is situated at the main road between the church and the old railway station.
Flea market Pieve di Teco:
Great flea market on the last Sunday of the month, highly recommended. About 1 hour from Mont Alto, Badalucco and Triora.
Other beautiful sights: Other beautiful places to visit are of course the medieval Triora , the old seaside resort of Bordighera, the border town of Ventimiglia Menton and the beautiful in France, which is accessible from Badalucco and Montalto in less than 1 hour.
One highlight are the phantastic Hanbury Gardens between Ventigmiglia and the french border on the upper coast road.
The bustling town of San Remo offers also a wide range of services, shops, restaurants , bars, banks and all other amenities such as concerts and movie cinemas.