A newly-built hotel in Imperia, the Hotel Locanda del Mar sits at the extreme western point of the Prino area. The sea is just ten metres from here, and with its relatively secluded position and with just six double rooms and one triple, you are free of the crowds here. Imperia is set at the heart of the Riviera dei Fiori, the western stretch of the Italian Riviera, which borders with France (and Nice) to the west. There is much to see: the chic Riviera resort of San Remo, the charming medieval towns of Albenga and Noli, and beach resorts such as Finale Ligure. Imperia too has plenty of history - a medieval fiefdom of Genoa (Genova), it is still a port and has distinctive narrow lanes (carrugi). Rooms at this Imperia hotel are air conditioned, with private bathroom, safe, minibar, phone, modem link and cable TV.