Imperia and surroundings

Blick auf den Hafen und die Altstadt von Imperia (Ligurien)From Capo Berta you’ll reach Imperia, immersing yourself in the typical lush landscape of the Riviera, made unique by the pinasters which run along the coast. Along the street you can admire vintage villas with quaint gardens.
Mole in pietra per spremitura delle oliveImperia, industrial and port town until the past century, has discovered again its tourist vocation, organising important events and all kinds of attractions, such as “Vele d’Epoca” and “Olio Oliva”.

Inland municipalities Oneglia and Porto Maurizio, as well as Lucinasco, Borgomaro, Dolcedo or Vasia, don’t know mass tourism yet and olive oil is produced according to the ancient craftmanships.

Visit small towns, such as Valloria, famous for its painted doors, and immerse yourself in the local art, taking in the sights of ruins of castles and churches full of treasures.

Discover the particular charm of the locations which border the Ligurian Sea between Imperia and Arma di Taggia.

In San Lorenzo begins the cycling lane, where giro d’Italia 2015 started, following the layout for the old railroad, which goes up to Ospedaletti. In the immediate inland we find Civezza, Pietrabruna, Costarainera, Lingueglietta and Cipressa, characterised by extremely beautiful Romanesque and Baroque churches. A pleasant landascape full of olive trees, situated near the coast: this is why in the past there were lots of pirate ransackings, as the omnipresent sighting towers prove.

Santo Stefano al Mare and Riva Ligure look as a single seaside resort, we cannot almost distinguish where one finishes and where the other begins. In Terzorio and Pompeiana, small towns in the immediate inland, olive cultivation has been substituted with flowers cultivation and now flowers, cultivated in greenhouses or in the open air, guide economic choices.