In the heart of the Flower Riviera lies a city that is modern and ancient at the same time, among the hills where one of the finest extra-virgin olive oils in the world is produced. With a typical atmosphere of a seaside resort, Imperia has a particular history because it was born by royal decree in 1923, merging together the two towns of Oneglia and Porto Maurizio. The best way to explore the city is on foot, walking through the many cobbled avenues in the shade of the arcades.
Oneglia is the most characteristic part of Imperia, with the old colored fishermen's houses the Doria palace, and the Olive Museum wanted by the Brothers Carli: a very interesting exhibition area divided into thematic routes where you can know the millennial history of the Taggiasca olive trees and the production of high quality extra virgin oil. You can not miss a visit to Villa Grock, surrounded by a fabulous and scenic garden, the residence of the famous Swiss clown and the Clown Museum.
Porto Maurizio is the oldest soul of Imperia: a labyrinth of narrow streets, alleys, the so called “carruggi”.