|Città di Bordighera|
Panorama of Bordighera
|Frazioni||Borghetto San Nicolò, Sasso|
|• Mayor||Giuseppe Montebelli,
(Since March 12, 2011)
|• Total||10.41 km2 (4.02 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|Population (May 31, 2007)|
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Saint day||May 14|
|This section requires expansion. (June 2008)|
The city was founded around the 4th century BC by the Ligures.
Historically, it has been a favourite winter resort, especially for visitors and retirees from England, and is renowned for its beautiful coast scenery. Its flowers and palms have been well known, with the flowers having been exported and the palms used on Palm Sunday at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and other churches. A museum contains a unique collection of the flora of the Riviera.
- Church of Santa Maria Maddalena (17th century).
- Lowe and Moren Gardens along the Via Julia Augusta (now Via Romana).
- Several buildings designed by Charles Garnier, architect of the Paris Opera, in particular the Villa Garnier on the Via Charles Garnier, and the Church of Terrasanta.
- Church of St. Ampelio 
- Museo Biblioteca Clarence Bicknell houses the collections and illustrations of Clarence Bicknell.
The Scottish writer George MacDonald lived and worked for parts of the year in Bordighera. His house was an important cultural centre for the British colony. He is buried at the churchyard of the former Anglican church. John Goodchild also ran a medical practice here for a number of years. It was here that he bought the blue bowl which he later took to Glastonbury.
Claude Monet lived in Bordighera and painted numerous pictures of the town.
Cecilia Maria de Candia, a novelist, spent seasons writing on residence and eventually retired to this community until her final days.
- As Extraordinary Commission
- Forbes 1985: "Mario and Grisi" by Elizabeth Forbes, published in London in 1985 by Victor Gollancz Ltd.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.