Imperia Province is confirmed as the best climate in Italy

According to the new study from “Il Sole 24 Ore”, Imperia province enjoys a high number of sunny days – equal, or more, to the one in Southern Italy – even during wintertime.

The updated “Indice del clima”, the report by Il Sole 24 ore based on 10 different weather parameters (days of sun, days of rain, days of strong wind, humidity, etc) calculated over the period 2011 – 2021, has crowned again the province of Imperia as “Best Climate in Italy”.

The Province of Imperia is ranked #1, followed by Bari and then Pescara.

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Holiday homes: Italians choose San Remo

Buying an holiday home in 2022 is a choice of many Italian families and couples and the priority is to stay in Italy. For a question of distance, certainly, but also of cost, comfort and above all beauty. In Italy we really have something for all tastes and many destinations also have an unbeatable historical and cultural relevance.

A seaside property is par excellence the place to relax and many Italians choose a destination that can be reached even for a simple weekend break.

Cost certainly plays a fundamental role in the choice of a seaside resort, but this is not the only parameter. The second most important is in fact distance, followed by the size of the house. Many then have specific needs, such as proximity to a beach or to a Marina or to a certain type of service. Therefore, practical choices dominate, as well as the choice of the best destinations.

Which locations do Italians prefer?
According to “Il Sole 24 Ore“, among the locations preferred by Italians in this first half of 2022, those who live in the north, clearly more distant from the sea and therefore with a greater need for a beach house, certainly stand out. On the other hand, those who live in the centre-south tend to have the sea closer and can decide to go there even in the day.

For this reason, Liguria certainly stands out in the ranking of the ten favourite destinations, capable of combining functionality, distance and cost.

In fact, in first place in this special ranking we find San Remo, followed by two destinations in Lazio, Anzio and Terracina. We then return to Liguria with Chiavari and Rapallo, then Comacchio in Emilia-Romagna and Monopoli in Apulia. Lerici, once again in Liguria, and Montesilvano in Abruzzo close the ranking.

The territorial distribution is evident, with a large Ligurian representation against two destinations close to the capital, two others from the south on the Adriatic side and only one in Emilia-Romagna.

Space, quality of life, an outdoor lifestyle, and cultural amenities, all of which are typical of Italian living, have risen to the forefront of many buyers’ minds in recent years.

And Liguria can add to the above the best climate in Italy, the most pristine waters and easy accessability by air with the proximity of Nice International Airport and Genoa airport, by car from France, Britain, Suisse and Germany and also by train.

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Italy is among the healthiest European countries

In 2020, the EU’s total number of healthy life years at birth was 64.5 for women and 63.5 for men.

Healthy life years, also called disability-free life expectancy (DFLE), is defined as the number of years that a person is expected to continue to live in a healthy condition. It is based on age-specific prevalence (proportions) of the population in healthy and unhealthy conditions, as well as information on age-specific mortality. A healthy state is one in which one’s ability to function is unrestricted and one is free of disability.

In 2020, women in the EU had a 5.7-year advantage over men in terms of life expectancy at birth (83.2 years compared with 77.5 years). For women and men, healthy life years account for 78 percent and 82 percent of total life expectancy, respectively. As a result, men tend to spend a greater proportion of their relatively shorter lives free of activity restrictions.

Sweden had the highest number of healthy life years at birth for women (72.7 years) among EU Member States in 2020, followed by Malta (70.7 years) and Italy (70.7 years) (68.7 years). Men’s numbers were highest in the same three countries: Sweden (72.8), Malta (70.2), and Italy (70.2). (67.2).

Latvia, on the other hand, had the lowest number of healthy life years for both men and women (54.3 years) (52.6 years). Extreme values can be explained in part by the way activity limitation is measured in the country, which has an impact on the results.

In 20 EU Member States, the number of healthy life years at birth was higher for women than for men, with the difference between the sexes being relatively small. The difference was more than two years in seven EU member states, with the largest differences being recorded in Bulgaria (+4.2 years), Estonia (+4.1 years), and Poland (+4.0 years).

On the other hand, in six EU Member States, the number of healthy life years for women was lower than for men. The Netherlands (-2.8 years), Portugal (-2.1 years), and Finland (-2.1 years) had the most significant differences (-1.8 years).

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The Gulf of Diano Marina, rich of history and natural beauty

The Gulf of Diano Marina is a little corner of paradise, it is beautiful both naturally and culturally. His richness consists of crystal water, sandy beaches and cliffs that overlook a deep blue sea, hilly landscapes with wonderful views and ancient settlements surrounded by nature where life is healthy and quiet.

The Gulf of Diano Marina

Behind the beautiful Diano Marina, famous village really appreciated for the beaches, the pristine sea and also for the summer night life, there are several charming places like Cervo, San Bartolomeo al Mare, Diano Castello, Diano Arentino, Diano San Pietro and Villa Faraldi, magic locations rich of history and immersed in a beautiful Mediterranean green.

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2022 Blue Flag beaches: Liguria is (again) the most pristine

Italy has 427 top beaches, 9 more than last year. The figures emerge from the 2022 Blue Flag table, which certifies the services and environmental friendliness of coastal and lakeside resorts, as well as the cleanliness of the water.

Blue Flags are international distinctions, created in 1987, with patronage and support from UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Tourism Organisation, which aims to promote a sustainable development at beaches and marinas through strict criteria such as water quality, environmental management, safety and services provided close to or within the beach area. To the Blue Flag Programme participate beaches and marinas in 41 countries of all the world.

Liguria again tops the regional table with 32 blue flags.

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Imperia, le Vieux Port

A l’ouest de la ville d’Imperia, en Oneglia, vous pouvez trouver un lieu très spécial : le vieux port de la ville caractérisé par les longues quais appelés “Molo lungo” et “Molo corto” et les pittoresques maison au dessus des porches de “Calata Cuneo”.

Calata Cuneo – Imperia

Il y a quelques années, il été principalement un point commercial et industriel exclusif, un vrai centre d’échange des marchandises dans la ville en synergie avec l’activité principale de la région : la précieuse huile d’olive.

Les deux grandes grues utilisés pour charger et décharger les marchandises sont encore présentes dans la zone et sont suggestives, surtout le soir.

Ces dernières années, le vieux port a enfin été ouvert au public, se transformant ainsi en une zone de grand charme, pleine d’attractions gastronomiques et œnologiques grâce aux nombreux restaurants, bars et bars à vin de grande qualité qui attirent les résidents et les touristes pendant toute l’année. La qualité du slow-food d’Imperia à consommer dans un cadre d’une rare beauté sont très appréciés.

Voici quelques-uns des meilleurs restaurants du vieux port d’Oneglia:

Les quais permettent de grandes promenades et offrent des vues spectaculaires sur la mer et la ville, avec un aperçu agréable sur les arcades de Calata Cuneo et les bâtiments colorés centenaires qui donnent sur le vieux port. De plus, dernièrement le port accueille le marché les mercredis et samedis, une touche supplémentaire de vivacité et d’authenticité à ce lieu magique. Grace à ses paysages uniques, le vieux port d’Oneglia a été aussi choisit comme théâtre de l’une des scènes d’ouverture du film “The Bourne Identity” avec Matt Damon.

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