The village rose around the 5th before Christ, thanks to the presence of Liguri, a celtic people, and has developed in the Middle Ages.
The historical center has maintained the charming ancient fortified village, encircled by imposing walls of the late Middle Ages, later rebuilt in the 1500's. Interesting is also the hamlet of Sasso, an ancient village constituted mainly by house-towers, surrounded by olive-trees and palms, and enclosed by the rests of walls erected for the defense of the village.
Bordighera is today a pleasant city, where the Old City, that constitutes a complex of remarkable historical interest, is integrated with the more modern Bordighera, the one with bathing establishments and nightclubs.
In Bordighera there is the longest pedestrian sea walk of the Coast: nearly 2 kilometers of an avenue surrounded by flowers and trees: according to tradition, the name Lungomare Argentina is due to the fact that it was inaugurated by Evita Peron.