Sailing Holidays in Diano Marina

Diano Marina (Diàn in Ligurian dialect) is a municipality in the province of Imperia situated on the Ponentina Riviera. Historically, it seems that the origins of Diano Marina date right back to the Palaeolithic era therefore before the Iron Age. The main economical resource of Diano Marina is tourism, both in the summer and in the spring, thanks to its mild climate. Moreover, its agricultural activity carried out in the hinterland must not be underestimated, rich with typical cultivations and a great many greenhouses dedicated in particular to the growing of basil, tomatoes and flowers. Primary importance is given to the cultivation of olives and the production of "Taggiasca" olive oil, the high-quality of which is known worldwide thanks to the numerous oil mills present throughout the territory. Palaces and villas of great historical value include: The Palazzo del Parco (Park Palace) and Villa Scarsella. A seaside festival not to be missed takes place on the evening of Ferragosto (15th August) with celebrations in honour of the Madonna del Carmine, with a spectacular firework display in the gulf illuminated by masses of lit lamps floating in front of the Sea of Diano.