The promontory of Parasio is the medieval old town of Porto Maurizio and is one of the symbols that characterize the town of Imperia, definitely the most interesting place in town.
Rich in architecture, including churches, ancient buildings and quaint typical Ligurian alleys (“carrugi” in ligurian), it offers to those who visit, the breathtaking views that only a village overlooking the sea can grant.
A charming and spellbound atmosphere among ups-and-downs, panoramas, little squares, flights of steps, loggias and the scent of caper plants.
The village Parasio is certainly one of the most interesting and fascinating historical and cultural reality of all the western Liguria.
Parasio is perched on a promontory that looks out on the sea. It's a medieval village still today almost entirely pedestrianized.
Its particular spiral structure, with the typical alleys (caruggi in italian) that climb the promontory, the numerous churches, the palaces, the oratorios, the gardens, the stunning views of the sea and the valley, make the Parasio a unique experience, in a continuous up-and-down that engages the inhabitants and tourists attentive to the landscape.
To visit the Parasio without losing anything, we suggest leaving the Piazza del Duomo in Porto Maurizio and following the path called "Gira Parasio" indicated by the signs scattered through the streets of the village.
To get an overview, please visit the following site, full of information and pictures about the neighborhood.
Here below you can find a detailed map showing you this path, that can be easily done in 2/3 hours.
Below you will find the link that will allow you to preview the Giraparasio tourist information panels, published in 4 languages (Italian, English, German and French).