10 Things to Do in Imperia That You Shouldn't Miss

December 10, 2017 Augustus Redeker

Imperia (pronounced [imˈpɛːrja]  listen (help·info)) is a coastal city and comune in the region of Liguria, Italy. 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.
Restaurants in Imperia

1. Museo dell'Olivo

Via Garessio 11-13, 18100, Imperia, Italy +39 0183 295762
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 335 reviews

Museo dell'Olivo

Reviewed By Brad S - Chicago, Illinois, United States

This complex of Fratelli Carli is a must visit. This is the main HQ and production facility for the family-run company, plus a museum of all the olive oil artifacts they have collected over the years. Both are worth a visit. We probably enjoyed our private factory tour and company store shopping more than the museum. We left with a cart full of their olive oil-based products.

2. Logge di Santa Chiara

Imperia, Italy
Excellent
55%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Logge di Santa Chiara

Reviewed By Nina064 - Charleston, South Carolina

You walk under the Logge overlooking the dark blue Ligurian sea. Also a favorite Reading spot. It is located in the Parasio, the old part of Porto Maurizio. In the summertime, they hold Concerts under the Logge, even if the acoustic is not the best, the location is hard to beat.

3. Porto Maurizio

Porto Maurizio, 18100, Imperia, Italy
Excellent
46%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 335 reviews

Porto Maurizio

Reviewed By AliandSi

We spent a couple of days here late September and the weather was warm, the sea not too cold and the beach was clean. The port is pretty and there are plenty of nice places to eat.

4. Porto Oneglia

Calata Cuneo, 18100, Imperia, Italy
Excellent
37%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 196 reviews

Porto Oneglia

Reviewed By jg3arrow - Surf City USA

This is the larger of Imperia's two ports (Porto Maurizio being the other), and the livelier one - by far. This harbor is protected by a large balestrade that has a Promenade for walking, fishing, sitting, whatever. Near the base of the balestrade is a small amusement park for the kids, and a large public parking area (rare in the Oneglia area). Along the Promenade are a lot of restaurants and some shops. Much of this area is open late for special events, which are often held in this area.

5. Villa Grock

Via Fanny Roncati Carli, 18100, Imperia, Italy +39 0183 704375
Excellent
47%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 313 reviews

Villa Grock

Acquired by the Province of Imperia in 2002, the villa has been open for the first time to the public on January 17, 2010. The complete recovery of the noble plans, in full respect of their original features, it again revealed the splendor and sophisticated opulence. Called "stone" Circus for the many references to the circus world that can be identified in many architectural details (lamps, columns, decorations, balustrades, uneven, frescoes ...), influenced by Art Nouveau, but undeniably also plagued by the taste of artists contemporary Grock. The complete recovery of the garden, both from the point of view of the flora and for the consolidation of facilities, allows today to rediscover the atmosphere designed by the same Adrien Wettach, of which tells a great passion for plants.

Reviewed By bennybear - Calgary, Canada

Grock was a famous swiss clown and musician in the 20's and 30's. He also was an inventor and designed his own villa. The style reflects his Friends Gaudi, Picasso and Dali. The views are spectacular and the villa now houses a clown museum. The grounds are very pleasant and the staff were spectacular in their knowledge and welcome!

6. Parrocchia di S. Maurizio

Piazza Duomo, 18100, Imperia, Italy +39 0183 61901
Excellent
41%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Parrocchia di S. Maurizio

Reviewed By opossumd - Cervo, Italia

Really massive and with a sumptuous interior, it is a good sample of neoclassic architecture. It dominates the town from its position adjacent to Parasio, the highest point of Porto Maurizio.
Because of its large size coupled with good acoustics, it is often the venue of classical Concerts.

7. Olio Carli - Fratelli Carli

Via Garessio 11, 18100, Imperia, Italy +39 0183 7080
Excellent
49%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 125 reviews

Olio Carli - Fratelli Carli

Reviewed By opossumd - Cervo, Italia

This private museum is a rarity, insofar as it houses and displays all aspects of olive history, from its origins to the most modern cultivation methods, samples of cultivars, types of presses, nutritional aspects of the Mediterranean diet, implements, containers, interactive displays etc, ending with a very attractive section of oil sets throughout the centuries. Recommendable.

8. Duomo di Oneglia San Giovanni Battista

Piazza San Giovanni Battista, 18100, Imperia, Italy
Excellent
40%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Duomo di Oneglia San Giovanni Battista

Reviewed By AbdallaM1 - Atlanta, Georgia

Beautiful church in a beautiful area. It's a great church to go inside light a candle leave a little donation and go eat gelato outside. Definitely worth the time to stop by for few min.

9. La Rabina Park

Imperia, Italy
Excellent
27%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
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4 based on 29 reviews

La Rabina Park

Reviewed By ApMarina - Новосибирск, Россия

Отличное место, как для прогулки с детьми, так и приятно посидеть и взрослым. Красивый вид на море, рядом кафе, сцена-амфитеатр. За месяц пребывания в Империи много раз приходили сюда с детьми. Здесь много как местных, так и приезжих семей. Детские горки, качели и пр. уже скажем прямо не новые, но чистые и в нормальном состоянии. Рядом проходит заброшенная автодорога (была закрыта из-за камнепада и селей). По ней ездят велосипедисты, а также народ бегает. Приятно прогуляться и по этой заброшенной дороги до Диано Марина - примерно 30-40 минут пешком с шикарным видом с высоты на море.
С одной стороны парка море, с другой -гора, густо покрытаяразличными деревьями, поют птички. Место умиротворяющее. На лужайке под пальмами нередко устраивают пикник, и мы последовали этом примеру - на мой день рождения устроили пикник вечером, ближе к заходу солнца и отлично провели время. Очень хочется вернуться сюда снова.

10. Museo della Comunicazione - Voci nell'etere

Salita Garzini 5 | Frazione Oliveto, 18100, Imperia, Italy +39 347 431 7611
Excellent
96%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 21 reviews

Museo della Comunicazione - Voci nell'etere

Museum affiliated to the Marconi's foundation, inside more 'than 500 of televisions telephones vintage gramophones and phonographs radio specimens.

Reviewed By Andrezinho - Bruino

Un museo che è un piccolo grande tesoro nascosto in una caratteristica frazione nell'entroterra di Imperia. Una collezione invidiabile, esposta con il rigore e la passione di un vero, grande esperto, che con simpatia e competenza racconta ogni singolo pezzo esposto. Un vero patrimonio di una regione bellissima come la Liguria.

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