Situated on the north-western coast of Italy, in Liguria, the the province of Imperia stretches for about 50 kms, like a narrow ribbon between the Alps and the sea. Imperia is: sunshine, olive and citrus trees, mediterranean scrub, beautiful sand and rocky beaches, crystal water. The climate which is mild for most of the year is typical of this area being sheltered by the Alps from the northern winds.
The holiday cottage "I 99 olivi" is located in the Montolivo's property, in Imperia Oneglia, on a hill, "Le Cascine", overlooking the town. The ancient village called "Borgo delle Cascine" was once a rural area and is now one of the most exclusive residential areas in Imperia. Within easy walking distance, you can visit the gorgeous Park of Villa Grock, named after the famous Swiss clown. From "I 99 Olivi", amid orange and centuries-old olive trees, you can also enjoy the marvellous view of the bay of Imperia and the "Alpi Marittime", the most western part of the Alps.
Fly to Nice (France) or to Genoa (Italy) airports, both about 90 Km far from Imperia, and then rent a car or travel by train.
Take the Imperia Est exit off the A10 motorway. If your car is equipped with a satellite navigation system, set the destination to "Via Fanny Roncati Carli n. 130" (the house is at numbers 131, 133 and 135 but this numbers are not referenced on most maps). Warning! Most satellite navigation systems suggest you take a route (from the motorway exit to "I 99 olivi") via very narrow and steep roads. At the motorway exit, we advise you ignore the suggestion and turn left on Via Garessio. Drive straight on for about 1 Km until a new route is suggested. This is the best route to "I 99 Olivi"! On the map, the motorway seems to be close to the cottage but in that area it runs inside the mountain in a deep gallery and from the cottage and its gardens you will neither see it nor hear the noise of the cars (check the satellite view on Google Maps).
Imperia has two railway stations: Imperia Oneglia and Imperia Porto Maurizio. Most trains travelling from Genoa to Ventimiglia stop in Imperia Porto Maurizio, that is about 4 Kms from the house. From the station take a taxi or rent a car (arrange for car rental in advance ,there is no car rental office at the station). A bus operates 4 times daily from Imperia Oneglia to the cottage.