The territory on which the current Nice stands was occupied by the Greeks, who in 350 BC founded a colony called Nikaia. Since ancient times, the port has played a decisive role in the development of the city: inside, in fact, it is still today a swarm of activity (commerce , passenger traffic , yachting).
Known for being the birthplace of the hero of two worlds Giuseppe Garibaldi (to whom a square is dedicated), Nice experienced decades of great splendor between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, in the period of the so-called Belle Époque. During those years the city changed its face, becoming one of the most sought-after and elite destinations of the entire Côte d'Azur.
Nice is also home to many interesting cultural centers that are worth visiting. Among these, we cannot fail to mention the Archaeological Museum, the Matisse Museum, the Museum of the Biblical Message of Marc Chagall and the Opéra of Nice.
If you decide to reach Nice in February, you absolutely cannot miss one of the most important events of the year: the Nice Carnival. Established in the 13th century, this event is one of the most famous in Europe and is characterized by the battle of flowers, which since 1876 has been the highlight of the Nice festival.