Driving from Ventemiglia to Baiardo took us through some beautiful villages..
Apricale derives from "Apricus" meaning exposed to the sun. The town rises up majestically on a hill as you drive up the mountains from Ventimiglia.
The old bridge is the symbol of Dolceacqua. The bridge featured in a painting by Claude Monet in 1884 (defining it a "jewel of lightness"), and this view is one of the most picturesque and famous views of the Ligurian inland.
Isolabona is situated after Dolceacqua and is the last village before you start climbing up the mountains.