Medieval old town overlooking the sea
Parasio is the fortified medieval old town, center of Porto Maurizio. The name derives from the Palatium, an ancient building that once stood on the top of the promontory.
The typically strategic defensive urban layout is characterized by narrow concentric streets connected by stairways.
Porto Maurizio, together with Oneglia, form Imperia, the provincial capital. Here you can find also the biggest church of Liguria.
Testo a cura di Nicola Ferrarese, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese e Claudio Cecchi.
Fonte: La Provincia di Imperia, Vincenzo Guido Donte, 1934.