Spend time exploring the Italian Riviera on a half-day trip from Monaco, during which you'll experience the flavor and color of markets in Italy. Begin with pickup at your hotel in Monaco and travel from the principality on the French Riviera along the Mediterranean Sea into neighboring Italy.
After a scenic drive, arrive in either San Remo (for Tuesday and Saturday markets) or Ventimiglia (for Friday markets). Shop to your heart's content, browsing the stalls and talking to vendors about their goods. Pick up souvenirs of local handicrafts, Italian-made leather goods, new clothes or picnic provisions like fresh fruits, vegetables and cheeses.
Follow your guide on a tour of San Remo (Tuesday and Saturday) or Ventimiglia (Friday only) after your shopping outing, and then begin the trip back to Monaco. On the way, pass the 'Pearl of France' – the pretty French town of Menton, known for its annual Lemon Festival (Fête du Citron). Relax and enjoy the scenery of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and Monaco as you revel in your spoils from the Italian markets.