15 days in Province of Imperia Itinerary

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Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Triora
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Triora
— 5 nights
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Dolceacqua
— 4 nights
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San Bartolomeo al Mare
— 5 nights
Drive to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Triora — 5 nights

Triora is an elite member of I Borghi Piú Belli d'Italia, a list of the top 100 most beautiful medieval citadels in Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Triora: Porte Dipinte di Valloria (in Valloria), Centro Storico (in Montalto Ligure) and Badalucco (Centro Storico Badalucco & Museo Frantoio Panizzi). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo di Triora Etnografico e della Stregoneria, contemplate the waterfront views at Laghetto dei Noci, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate dell'Arroscia, and don't miss a visit to Centro storico di Dolcedo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Triora road trip website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Triora is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July, Triora is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dolceacqua.
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Dolceacqua — 4 nights

Dolceacqua is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 120km southwest of Genoa and about 35km west of Imperia, on the border with France. Change things up with these side-trips from Dolceacqua: Seborga (Piazza San Martino & Seborga) and Centro Storico di Vallebona (in Vallebona). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castello dei Doria, enjoy the sand and surf at La Spiaggetta dei Balzi Rossi, get outside with Supernatural Bike Center, and admire the striking features of Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dolceacqua itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Triora to Dolceacqua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Triora in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dolceacqua, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Bartolomeo al Mare.
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San Bartolomeo al Mare — 5 nights

Take a break from San Bartolomeo al Mare with a short trip to Santuario dei Santi Cosma e Damiano in Borghetto d'Arroscia, about 58 minutes away.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Bartolomeo al Mare trip maker app.

You can drive from Dolceacqua to San Bartolomeo al Mare in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in San Bartolomeo al Mare are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
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Province of Imperia travel guide

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Imperia 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.Imperia is well known for the cultivation of flowers and olives, and is a popular summer destination for visitors. The local Piscina Felice Cascione indoor pool has hosted numerous national and international aquatics events.HistoryThe name of Oneglia may have its roots in the pre-Roman settlement of Pagus Unelia, on the hill of Castelvecchio, which was probably one of the sex oppida of the Liguri. This spawned Ripa Uneliae, a village down on the coast probably on the site of the modern-day Borgo Peri. Modern Oneglia became established on its modern site around 935AD, possibly after it was destroyed by the Saracens; in 1100 it became a fief of the Diocese of Albenga. In 1298 Oneglia became part of the fiefdom of the Doria family of Genoa; the famous admiral Andrea Doria (1466–1560) was born in the town. The Dorias sold the town to Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy in 1576, and Oneglia essentially remained a Savoyard enclave in the Republic of Genoa until Italian unification. Nonetheless, it was on the front line in the wars of the House of Savoy; it was seized in 1614 and 1649 by the Spaniards and in 1623 and 1672 by the Genoese. In 1692 it had to repulse an attack by a French squadron; in 1744–45 it was again occupied by the Spaniards, and in 1792 bombarded and burned by the French.

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