With the arrival of the railroad in 1872 the small fishing town of Bordighera expanded with the part
where still are large villas surrounded by beautiful gardens. Before the First World War Bordighera
was a popular resort for European nobility.
Villa Regina Margherita, the former private residence of queen Margherita of Savoy, has been turned into museum.
Because of its location with the sea at the south and protected by the mountains at the north Bordighera has an equally sunny climate which makes it a popular seaside resort..