Visiting Imperia

If you have not visited Imperia before, once you reach the hotel we would extremely glad to give you the city orientation and our recommendations for restaurants, attractions, and the major sights.

First of all, a visit to the nearby Olive Museum, a unique reality for originality and content. Through 18 rooms full of historical finds, artistic relics, films and scenic reconstructions, you will discover the most fascinating moments of the 7,000 years of history of an extraordinary plant and a central product for Mediterranean diet and economy: the olive oil, the precious tresaure of the ancients.

Close to the museum you can find the Emporio "Fratelli Carli" where you can taste typical dishes and our local products and where the precious olive oil reigns on Mediterranean table. Inside the Emporium, you can also buy Fratelli Carli products.

Nearby the hotel there is another point of great charm: this is the Clown Museum located inside Villa Grock, the eccentric house accompanied by a magnificent garden and named after the popular clown Adrien Wettach (aka "Grock") who had chosen Imperia as his home from 1920 to 1959.

For all bike lovers we recommend a long ride by the new bike lane (Ciclabile dei Fiori), which is a beautiful pedestrian path as well that connects Imperia to Ospedaletti: a path of 29 Km along the coast of West Liguria - constantly expanding - with breathtaking views, immersed in the bright colors and unique scents of the Mediterranean Sea.

For daydreaming, with a glance between sky and sea, we recommend a visit to the Naval Museum of Porto Maurizio, which is combined with the new Planetarium for a complete experience that will take you from the seabed up to the stars.
If you love contemporary art, on the other hand, an unmissable appointment awaits you at MACI, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Imperia, located inside Villa Faravelli.

If you are looking for a day trip and brief excursion, it is easy to reach the hinterland with its picturesque villages, or some famous places along the coast such as Sanremo or Alassio, or smaller cities full of immense and historical appeal like Cervo, the charming medieval jewel overlooking the sea.

We would like also suggest a visit to Parasio, the ancient area of Porto Maurizio (about 3 km from our Hotel) or a walk along Calata Cuneo and its beautiful promenade (10 minutes walking from our hotel) on the harbor of Oneglia.