Occupying an idyllic location upon a curving coastline of the Italian Riviera, the town of Diano Marina provides visitors with a picturesque palate of rich greens and sapphire blue. Dating back to the ancient Palaeolithic Era, the town’s natural beauty is complemented by a rich historical heritage that manifests itself in the charming Old Quarter. The bounteous greenery that surrounds the shimmering sea is home to an array of organic vegetables and juicy olives, all of which inspire the incredible Italian fare served in the town’s tantalising restaurants.
In the cultural centre of Diano Marina resides a unique and arresting vision of crumbling Baroque beauty; the peach tones and illusory windows of the Public Library create a colourful centrepiece surrounding by wilted palm trees and Italian insouciance. The shady square offers an intriguing insight into the town’s relaxed ambience and interesting historical heritage.
The Civic Archaeological Museum is a revolutionary addition to Diano Marina’s cultural panorama due it’s incredibly well curated exhibitions straddling countless centuries and epochs. Over 10 rooms, magnificent multimedia displays tell the story of human civilisation through an array of ancient artefacts.
Gastronomes seeking Italian food without imitation will delight in the impossibly authentic food and ambience of Ristorante Arturo; nestled in an unassuming corner of Diano Marino, the sumptuous cuisine served within has impressed and inspired diners for years. The rich flavours of the clam chowder only rival the rich risotto made from fish and seafood freshly caught from the bounteous ocean below.(Via Cavour, 60, Imperia, 18013, Diano Marina)