Silversea Luxury Cruises A Menton

Surrounded by the Côte d’Azur and the Ligurian Alps, this charming town full of mystery first appeared in the 12th century. At this time Menton belonged to the Vento family of Genoa. In 1346, Menton was under ownership of Charles Grimaldi, Lord of Monaco. From hence, Menton’s history became intertwined with that of the principality of Monaco. In 1848, Menton broke away from the principality and proclaimed itself a free city under the protection of Sarde. View more

Menton chose to become part of France in 1860 and Charles III of Monaco released all rights of the city to Emperor Napoléon III. Menton became part of the Alps-Maritimes department. The new local economy of tourism, developed from 1880 onwards. Menton became a popular winter resort and until 1914, hotels and villas welcomed guests from England, Russia and all over the world during the beautiful days of winter. During the First World War, the city transformed the hotels and palaces into hospitals. Annexed by the Italians and then the Germans during World War II, Menton was liberated on September 8, 1944. The town was completely devastated and it was not until the 1960s that the rebuilding of Menton was concluded. It then regained its appeal as a much favoured tourist destination both in winter and summer. Today, Menton is a dynamic city, which, in the last 10 years has become much more modern, better equipped and even more beautiful. Thanks to a beneficial subtropical microclimate (316 cloudless days a year), winter is practically unknown in Menton. Therefore, you can enjoy a beautiful sea and the nearby sunny mountains all year round. Menton is near the borders of Italy, the Principality of Monaco and the Comté de Nice. Paradise of gardens, Menton is also a unique display of architecture. These have molded this “secret Riviera”, paradise where you can walk in the footsteps of famous names. Moreover, the town is the first town of the Alpes-Maritimes to receive the designation “City of Art and History”.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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