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  • Imperia takes its name from the Impero River, which divides the city into two parts. For centuries long, it served not only as a natural border between the two rivals, but also an administrative one. Oneglia and Porto Maurizio; the first city was under the rule of the Kingdom of Sardinia and the other belonged to the Republic of Genoa. In 1923, the two cities were joined together, but each part has ...
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  • Imperia was born in 1923 from the merger of two cities (and nine other townships), Oneglia and Porto Maurizio, and of two territories very distinct from a historical and geographical point of view.
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  • Perched on the Parasio headland, the old village of Porto Maurizio is a web of streets and sloping, winding alleyways.
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  • Imperia benefits from an excellent location on the famous Riviera dei Fiori, the coast that stretches from Capo Cervo to the French border
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  • The coastal town owes its name to the Impero River that runs through it.
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  • Imperia enjoys a particularly favourable climate throughout the year, perfect for the growth of this lush vegetation
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  • © Monticello / 123RF
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Italy

Imperia takes its name from the Impero River, which divides the city into two parts. For centuries long, it served not only as a natural border between the two rivals, but also an administrative one. Oneglia and Porto Maurizio; the first city was under the rule of the Kingdom of Sardinia and the other belonged to the Republic of Genoa. In 1923, the two cities were joined together, but each part has retained its own particularity. Oneglia, which stretches out towards the sea, has an economy based on oil production and its port. Porto Maurizio, however, (which boasts an excellent view of the sea from its small alleys) is a medieval market town located on the Parasio promontory.

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