A mountainous province in Liguria, Italy, Imperia is flanked by the Mediterranean Sea and the Maritime Alps to the north, and borders France to the west. It has a strong Italian flair, but with a hint of French culture. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty where sports and outdoor activities are paramount.
There is a massive amount to do in Imperia. Self catering holiday accommodation here presents opportunities to enjoy rock climbing, walking and hiking, mountain biking and cycle touring, golf, fishing, horse riding, tennis, swimming, diving and snorkelling, sailing, water skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, white water rafting or hunting.
Despite this unbelievable sporting and leisure heritage, this is not all there is to a holiday in Imperia. There is a long history in the region and some magnificent artistic masterpieces to be found in the galleries and churches in almost every settlement in the area.
At the bottom of the Prino Valley lies the fascinating town of Dolcedo, with its aggregated buildings and unique Grande Bridge. Surrounded by lush olive groves and vineyards, the old part of the town has many architectural gems to explore, especially the charming San Tommaso Church. It is a great place to take holiday accommodation in Imperia for a rural holiday, and taking advantage of the fishing, surfing, sailing, windsurfing, horse riding, walking and mountain biking available.
San Remo is Dolcedo’s more famous neighbour, due to the endless entertainment on offer, and the notoriety gained with the opening of the San Remo Casino in 1905. San Remo is the heart of the Italian Riviera of Flowers, and offers a huge amount in the way of art, culture and shows, including the Italian Song Festival. It is also great for sports, especially fishing, diving, canoeing, golf, horse riding and wind surfing.
The village of Diano San Pietro has far more attractions and entertainment possibilities than a village of its size should have! There magnificent buildings which dominate the skyline are worthy of exploring wherever you decide to take holiday accommodation in Imperia, and the sailing and surfing facilities from the glorious beaches are second to none.
Imperia has a mild Mediterranean climate, with summer temperatures peaking at around 30°C, perfect for water sports, fishing and lying on the beach, whilst winter temperatures at their lowest remain above 10°C, keeping the miles of walking, horse riding and biking trails open and pleasant all year round.
There are a couple of options to reach holiday accommodation in Imperia, Italy. easyJetprovide cheap flights to Nice International Airport (NCE) direct from the UK, which is around an hour from Imperia, or Ryanair provide direct flights to Genova Airport (GOA) about the same distance away.