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Imperia is a port city located in the Italian region of Liguria and at the same time it is the capital of the same province. The city was founded on 21 of October, 1923 by merging two communities - Oneglia and Porto Maurizio.

Oneglia is a modern port. The old Porto Maurizio with the beautiful marina is as twisting as the nearby city of San Remo and also has some notable historical buildings. In the middle of the two districts flows the river Impero. This river gave the name to the new town.

Imperia is not a typical tourist town, but perhaps it should be visited at least once due to the city’s charmin atmosphere. It is an authentic coastal city with industrial structures so it is worth visiting. In particular the marina with its hustle and bustle and numerous small restaurants is also an attractive place. Tourists can also find an inexpensive apartment and enjoy the brisk port life in the evenings. In the day time they can visit the impressive cathedral of San Maurizio, built in the 16th century by Gaetano Cantone. The cathedral is the largest church in the Liguria region. It is situated not far from the monastery of Santa Chiara. The remarkable well-preserved building invites tourists to relax and dream. Many devout Italians come here every year for a few days of silent prayer. The monastery radiates something like the old and venerable commemoration that we hardly experience in our hectic life nowadays. In the city people are allowed to taste the olives at the Museo dell 'Olivo. The port of Imperia is the most important port of the world olive harvest distribution in the region.

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