Apricale is located about 12 km from the sea in the Nervia valley in the foothills of the Alps very close to the French border. The nearest substantial towns are on the coast: Ventimiglia and San Remo in Italy, and Menton and Monte Carlo on the French side.

It is a hilltop town about 1000 ft above sea level.

It is most conveniently reached by flying to Nice and driving along the Riviera to Ventimiglia, where you turn left. The drive takes about an hour. Or one can fly to Genoa and drive. The journey is then about two hours.

This link includes directions when driving from Nice (recommended) or from Genoa: Travel to Apricale