Holiday homes and holiday rentals in Imperia (City)
Imperia - Province & City
Imperia is the name of one of the four Ligurian regions and it’s also the name of the Italian seaport on the Riviera di Ponente. The provincial capital is home to 42,246 residents and is located far to the west. Imperians usually speak the Ligurian dialect. Apart from interesting sights and entertainment, Imperia offers historic intact fishing harbours, as well as a modern marina.
In 1945, the area was occupied by French troupes for one month.
Oneglia vs. Porto Maurizio
The city comprises two independent districts, Oneglia and Porto Maurizio, as well as the surrounding villages. The districts are separated by the river Impero.
While the two suburbs now form a single community, their relationship used to be marked by hostility. For many centuries, their rivalry manifested itself in strong economic competitiveness. In this context, Porto Maurizio remained loyal to Genoa and Oneglia supported Savoyen.
The two districts only overcame their rivalry with the erection of a town hall in Imperia, which lies in their precise geographical centre.
Olives from Imperia
The introduction of olive tree cultures in the 12th century, a dominant element developed in Imperia. The olive groves are wide spread. Today, the city is still strongly characterised and economically dependent on the olive harvest. Other key economic areas for the region include floriculture and tourism. More and more people spend their well-deserved summer holiday in a holiday rental in Liguria.
The Ligurian culinary delights
Naturally, the regional products are a culinary delicacy second to none. The Ligurian focaccia acquires its unique taste from the special olive oil. Vessalico garlic is also a real treat. It is used for many specialties, such as the Ligurian pesto. The mountains and the sea create a unique climate that is mirrored in the unique and distinguished taste of the local delicacies.
The city lies right by the sea, giving tourists the opportunity to combine a relaxed beach holiday with exciting excursions through the mountains. You will be thrilled with the heavenly landscape, whether you chose to explore on foot or with the mountain bike. Special trails push amateurs and professionals to the limit.
Discover the wonderfully refreshing charm of the city of Imperia, the product of its diversity and beauty.
Make sure you don’t miss the Villa Grock of the famous Swiss clown Adrien Wettach. The clown museum with its spectacular rooms is great fun and excitement for the whole family. The olive oil museum is a real highlight. You will learn many interesting things about the history, the olive harvest and the production of the famous olive oil.