Olivastri is a quiet place in the hinterland of Imperia and this is the holiday home / appartment in Ligurian country villa with all comfort, bathroom in travertine and mosaics with fully equipped Scavolini fitted kitchen. A paradisiac garden with many local flowers, citrus fruits, palm trees and plants of all kinds. On the large terrace there is space for barbecues, food and sunbathing. The swimming pool (7 x 4 m) has an area with sun loungers, table with chairs, umbrellas and an outdoor shower. In the outdoor area is also a sauna house in which there is a Finnish sauna, a Turkish steam bath with cromotherapy aromatherapy hydromassage (available in May) and some fitness equipment. The house has 1bedroom with double bed, an elegant shower-bath, large kitchen with comfortable sofa bed and large roof terrace with sea view. The garden is a typical terraced garden and has many enchanted corners in which one can retire to read or sunbathe. In Imperia you will find shops in the arcades, markets, fish auctions in the old port, restaurants. 3 km away is the motorway exit to reach Alassio (20km), Cervo (12km), Sanremo (20km), Monte Carlo and the Côte d'Azur. Whale watching is another popular alternative. Absolutely quiet hillside location in the typical sea view. The road that leads to the house is a typical Ligurian road which is nevertheless navigable with a large car. Nestled in the typical Ligurian olive groves offer long walks in a quiet location without traffic.
Diversity and quality of life of the ancient cultural landscape Dolceacqua / San Remo / Imperia / Albenga are unique. On the coast, seaside resorts and cities with a great past and still restrained splendor. The noble quiet Bordighera, the palm-fringed Ospedaletti, the glorious San Remo. Diano Marina with its wide sandy beach, Porto Maurizio, which rose in the provincial capital Imperia, the beautiful Cervo, followed by the elegant Alassio and finally Albenga with one of the most impressive cityscapes of the Riviera.
Behind it in front of the snow-capped peaks of the Maritime Alps unadulterated hinterland. Olive hills and vineyards contrast with wildly romantic gorges (eg the Royatal). In between, winding, romantic old towns and villages. The picturesque village of Apricale, where house cascades seem to plunge down the slope. The old-Ligurian mountain villages Valloria, Villatella or Montalto Ligure. The picturesque Perinaldo high on the ridge. The tangle of vaulted streets in Pigna. And above all, the picture-book example of a medieval Ligurian city: Dolceacqua.
Noble coast for swimming and strolling here. Romantic hinterland for soul and true relaxation there.
Those who add up to the easily accessible French countryside can speak of four distinct cultures that combine to create an unparalleled quality of life, the cultures of the Italian floral Riviera, the Ligurian hinterland, the elegant Cote d'Azur (Menton, Nice, Monte Carlo, Nice, Antibes , Cannes) and eastern Provence (St. Paul, Vence, Grasse).
To eat and drink. Its own, very tasty Ligurian cuisine is considered one of the main directions of Mediterranean cuisine. In Dolceacqua the best pizza of Italy is baked. Rich choice of solid and excellent restaurants of all categories in the villages and small towns of the hinterland as well as in the towns and seaside resorts of the coast from Albenga to Monte Carlo.
The olive oil of western Liguria (the variety is called "Taggiasca") is one of the finest in the world and is also popular on the Cotè. Very wholesome: the strong, but not too powerful country wine Rossese di Dolceacqua or the cheerful, lively Vermentino from the area Albenga and Diano Marina.
To bathe. Bathing pleasure in every form. In the sea with Italian temperament z. On the popular sandy beaches of Diano Marina and Alassio or in Bordighera on the Cap Sant'Ampelio. French bathing life in Menton or on the elegant Cap Martin. And very rustic bathing in the rock pools with crystalline river water at Rocchetta Nervina.
Museums, galleries, monuments. The region is one of the oldest settlement areas in Europe. This corresponds to the sights, the prehistoric finds, the churches, castles, palaces. Eg Dolceacqua with the castle ruin Doria or its famous medieval bridge painted by Monet, Ventimiglia with the Roman theater from the 2nd century, the church San Michele from the year 1100, the fortress San Paolo from the 13th century. Century or the Archaeological Museum, the gender towers of the historically significant city of Albenga.
Famous art exhibitions, museums and galleries are very abundant in the nearby Cote d'Azur and Provence. This was and is the workplace of world-class artists. Picasso Museum (Antibes), Léger Museum (Biot), Renoir Museum (Cagnes-sur-Mer), Chagall Museum, Matisse Museum (Nice), Maeght Foundation (St. Paul de Vence).
Sports. Tennis courts in all major towns. Exclusive golf courses in San Remo and Garlenda. Long hiking trails in the mountains, river valleys and olive groves of the hinterland. Mountain biking in the foothills of the Maritime Alps. Sailing and boating on the coast (marinas in Bordighera, San Remo and Menton). Even skiing is announced. The winter sports resorts Limone at the Colle di Tenda and Mónese are from Ventimiglia respectively Imperia reachable in an hour.
Shop. At the colorful weekly markets in Ventimiglia, Bordighera and Diano Marina. In San Remo on the elegant Corso Matteotti or in Oneglia (Imperia) with the specialties of the region or in Alassio and Albenga. The shopping spree in the magnificent cities of the Cote d`Azur as well as in the adjacent, dignified Provence is always rewarding.
Festivals, concerts, theaters in all cities and many villages. For example, historical costume parades and the festival of old music in Ventimiglia, international chamber music festival in Cervo, concerts and classical and modern theater in Apricale and Dolceacqua, Sebastians festivals and processions, the day of the holy. Benedetto Revelli in Taggia, the "Festa della barca" in Baiardo, the patron saint of Perinaldo.
Hanbury Gardens at Ventimiglia with a wonderland of exotic plants on terraces sloping down to the sea. Villa Rothschild on Cap Ferrat. The cactus garden of Eze above Monte Carlo
Golf: There are six golf courses available in Liguria: Liguria - Alassio Albenga Garlenda Golf ClubGarlenda Golf Club - Between Alassio and Albenga 1965) Course: 18 holes, length - 6,085 yards / 5537 m, par 72 Altitude: 70 m , M Season: Continuous Day closed: Wednesday Liguria - San Remo Circolo Golf degli Ulivi Circolo Golf degli Ulivi - 5 km. from San Remo Course: 18 holes, length - 5,203 yards / 4,735 m, par 69 Altitude: 160 m. M Season: Continuous Liguria - Genova Arenzano Golf ClubArenzano Golf Club - in Arenzano, 15 km west of Genova Course: 9 holes, length - 5527 m, 6047 yards, par 72 Season: closed in October Closed on: Wednesday Liguria - La Spezia Marigola Golf ClubMarigola Golf Club - in Lereci, 10 km Southeast of La Spezia Course: 9 holes, 2116 m / 2,325 yards, par 54 Season: all day Closed: Wednesday Liguria - Sanremo Castellaro Golf Resort Castellaro Golf Club - in Castellaro, 10 km from San Remo away Course: 9 holes, yellow (men) 34 2415 m, red (ladies) 34 2140 m Season: throughout Liguria - Rapallo Rapallo Golf Club Rapallo Golf Club - in Rapallo, 15 km southeast of Genoa Course: 18 holes, 5638 m / 6,196 yards, par 70 altitude 50 m above sea level. M. Season: continuous Day closed: TuesdaySince over a century, tourists from all over the world have come to the Riviera of Flowers, the Riviera dei Fiori. Their mild climate, their fine sandy beaches and their Mediterranean vegetation make the Riviera of Flowers still one of the most popular tourist destinations in the north of Italy.
San Remo, Bordighera, Imperia and Ventimiglia: that's the name of the most famous holiday resorts on the Riviera dei Fiori. But even the less famous coastal villages and picturesque mountain villages deserve attention. Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, the Riviera is also a popular winter destination. Many pack their bags in the fall for several months and spend the winter here with mild temperatures and regular sunshine. The name Blumenriviera derives from the floriculture that is grown here, where most of the Italian cut flowers are produced.