Imperia on the Riviera di Ponente

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Porto Maurizio © flickr.com - Jukka1/cc-by-2.0

Porto Maurizio © flickr.com – Jukka1/cc-by-2.0

Imperia is a coastal city and comune in the region of Liguria. It is the capital of the province of Imperia, and historically it was capital of the Intemelia district of Liguria. Mussolini created the city of Imperia on 21 October 1923 by combining Porto Maurizio and Oneglia and the surrounding village communes of Piani, Caramagna Ligure, Castelvecchio di Santa Maria Maggiore, Borgo Sant’Agata, Costa d’Oneglia, Poggi, Torrazza, Moltedo and Montegrazie.

Imperia consists of the two historical districts of Porto Maurizio and Oneglia, which lie on either side of the River Impero that gives its name to the city. Porto Maurizio is situated on a peninsula to the west of the river, stretching along the coastline. It is the more colourful and wealthy district of the city, threaded by narrow lanes known as carrugi, and its economy centres around the tourist industry. It was a possession of Genoa from the 13th century. Oneglia lies on an alluvial plain to the east of the Impero, and with its working port is the more modern and industrial of the two districts. At its centre lies Dante Square, from which radiate some of the principal roads of the city.

Porto Maurizio - San Maurizio Cathedral © Rabanus Flavus Porto Maurizio - Parrasio © Ivan Dalmonte Porto Maurizio © Janfrie1988 Oneglia © Jk4u59 Porto di Imperia - Oneglia © flickr.com - Marco Pesce/cc-by-sa-2.0 Porto Maurizio © flickr.com - Jukka1/cc-by-2.0
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Porto di Imperia - Oneglia © flickr.com - Marco Pesce/cc-by-sa-2.0
Imperia is well known for the cultivation of flowers and olives, and is a popular destination for visitors in summer. The local indoor-pool “Piscina Felice Cascione” has hosted numerous national and international aquatics events.

The economy of Imperia is based on tourism, food industry (olive oil and pasta), a specialized agriculture (olive groves and flowers in greenhouses) and on trading and harbour activities. The seaside tourism represents an important aspect of the economy of Imperia.

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