Imperia town

Imperia town

Two historic centres, two ports, two stations, two hearts for a single city by the sea. Imperia town, which owes its name to the Impero stream by which it is crossed, arose from the union of Oneglia and Porto Maurizio, which occurred in 1923. Today, in this capital of the western coast, you can breathe in the typical atmosphere of a riparian town. The best way to experience and discover this city is on foot, especially during Olioliva, which is held at the beginning of November, as the festival par exCelle townnce in which Taggiasca olives and olive oil are the real protagonists.

Nome in dialetto: Impêia

IAT: Piazza E.De Amicis 7, Calata Cuneo, Imperia

Telefono: 0183 701609

Email: iatimperia@comune.imperia.it

Imperia town starred in the first 10 minutes of The Bourne Identity. Matt Damon is found injured and with no memory by a fishing boat along the coast and is taken to the pier in Oneglia. As you walk, you notice the outline of the colourful fishermen's houses.

The capital of Mediterranean oil

As the beating heart of olive oil production, the Olive Museum established by the Fratelli Carli family was founded here, offering a fascinating journey with oil as its common denominator, told through the work tools and numerous archaeological finds.

The loggias are a fascinating place and stand above the remains of the Porto Maurizio Castle.

Oneglia, the modern and dynamic heart of Imperia town

Here you can find the main commercial arteries of the city, along with the old fishermen's houses in Calata Cuneo, where the fishmongers are now located along with a plethora of restaurants. On the hill above is Villa Grock, the former residence of the famous Swiss clown and now home to the Clown Museum, characterised by a fantastic and scenic garden.

Every year, the event dedicated to historical boats and sailing ships, the Vele d'Epoca, takes place in Porto Maurizio.

Porto Maurizio, the ancient heart of Imperia town

This is the oldest soul of Imperia town, where each year, Vele d’Epoca, the event dedicated to historic boats and sailing ships, takes place. The port is overlooked by the Basilica of San Maurizio, the largest church in Liguria, rich in 19th century frescoes, paintings and sculptures. From here, travelling along the spiral road leads to the top of Parasio, from where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Liguria directly from the loggias of the Convent of Santa Chiara. Continuing along the arched corridor, it is worth stopping to savour in the silence, interrupted only by the waves crashing in the sea and by the sounds of the seagulls in the distance.

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