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Diano Marina
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Diano Marina — 2 nights

Diano Marina is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 90 km southwest of Genoa and about 5 km northeast of Imperia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Diano Marina: Sanremo (Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo & Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia)), Budello di Alassio (in Alassio) and Santuario della Madonna di Lampedusa (in Castellaro). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Pantarei, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Ondina, examine the collection at Museo Etnografico Della Val Varatella, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Cervo.

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Genoa to Diano Marina is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In July in Diano Marina, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Triora.
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Triora — 2 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. On the 13th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Cascate dell'Arroscia, pause for some photo ops at Cristo Redentore, and then hike along Sentiero degli Alpini. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Frantoio Panizzi, look for gifts at Lola su gioielli, take a stroll through Centro Storico Badalucco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo di Triora Etnografico e della Stregoneria.

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Traveling by car from Diano Marina to Triora takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Diano Marina in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Triora, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dolceacqua.
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Dolceacqua — 2 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. On the 15th (Wed), take a spin around town with Supernatural Bike Center, explore the historical opulence of Castello dei Doria, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio di San Sebastiano. On the next day, make a trip to Dolceacqua, take a stroll through Centro Storico di Vallebona, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville de Vintimille, then make a trip to Visionarium, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Alpi Liguri.

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Traveling by car from Triora to Dolceacqua takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dolceacqua when traveling from Triora in July, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time 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.