SOLE & VENTO
In April in Imperia, there’s the Sun and Wind, an event dedicated to kites. The sky on the beach of Imperia becomes colored with sporty, giant, acrobatic kites. We will see kites of all shapes and sizes from Italy and the world that will entertain us with their developments.
FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DI MUSICA DA CAMERA
Between July and August, in Cervo, there’s the International Chamber Music Festival. The festival was founded over 50 years ago thanks to the initiative of the violinist Sandor Vegh, one of the many musicians linked to Cervo. A festival open to genre contaminations and trials.
FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE VILLA FARALDI
In July in Villa Faraldi there’s the International Villa Faraldi Festival. This small village in Imperia district hosts the event since 1984. Born as an exhibition of paintings, now also has theatre performances, music and literature.
FESTA DELLA CUCINA BIANCA
In August, in Mendatica there’s the Festival of the White Kitchen, a traveling exhibition on the streets of the village with strictly “white” dishes. The White Kitchen has ancient origins linked to transhumance and provides the prevalent use of flour, potatoes and local dairy products. Among the dishes you can taste the “turle” potato cake, and the “bastardui” a baked pasta with potatoes and milk.
In September in Imperia there’s the Vintage Sails festival. For thirty years this great regatta has involved the most beautiful sailing vessels. There are about one hundred participants in the competition from all over Italy who meet in Porto Maurizio to sail the sea and try to win the first prize and a place in the golden bulletin of the regatta.
SAGRA DEL FAGIOLO
In October in Conio there’s the Bean Festival. The small village of Conio, Borgomaro fraction, hosted this festival for more than fifty years. The white bean of Conio can be enjoyed in many recipes in the stands that animate the festival, the most known is the Zemin, a tasty soup with beans, potatoes, ribs and pork rinds, onions and other vegetables such as carrots and beets. A perfect dish for fall!
In November in Imperia there’s the Olioliva Festival, a celebration of Ligurian olive oil. The event lasts several days and is an opportunity to learn about this excellent olive oil along with all the recipes that involve its use, from pesto sauce, to fresh pasta, to anchovy. There are also many other events such as conferences, music shows, storytellings, children’s workshops. They talk about wine, fishing, agriculture, to enhance the local products.
In December in Imperia there’s the Winter Regatta, an event of international importance devoted to class 420 and 470 boats. There’s also beautiful photographic competition to tell the best moments of the race.