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Situated just a few miles from the city of Imperia, Diano Marina is a quaint Ligurian town with a seemingly endless stretch of sandy beachfront. With Roman roots, this town is well established and nowadays features plenty of characterful streets, historic churches and atmospheric restaurants. The resort’s most talked-about feature is its beautiful coastline. It's backed by a palm-lined promenade, which is a great place to go for a stroll. It's just as popular to head into the town, though, where you can explore terracotta-painted passageways in search of bars and shops. The town is best visited around June time, thanks to the annual Flower Festival – a special event that sees locals create vast paintings and murals on the town’s streets, made only from fragrant flower petals.
While there are restaurants scattered throughout the town, the most popular options are located closer to the sea and include laid-back bars where drinkers can hire a private sun lounger and enjoy aperitifs in peaceful surroundings. With a prime location in easy reach of the beautiful Cinque Terre, plus one of the coast’s best beaches, Diano Marina is a fantastic choice for a seaside stay on the Ligurian coast.