Diano Marina, delightful seaside town in the province of Imperia
History of Diano Marina
Diano Marina has ancient origins, and probably goes back to the Upper Palaeolithic period. Around 200 BC, the Roman Empire built a settlement here that had, in its purview, the worship of the goddess Diana. It is from the name of the goddess, according to some, that the current name of the town derives. Throughout history, the town has been a part of the Republic of Genoa and the Kingdom of Sardinia. In 1887, the town went through one of the most difficult periods of its pluri-centenary history: the earthquake, that caused widespread damage to Diano and also led to a number of victims. Its recovery was assisted in 1872 by the opening of the train station along the Genova-Ventimiglia line which made this delightful city discover tourism and vice versa.
Visiting Diano Marina
Boating in Diano Marino
The port of Diano Marina is located in the centre, and is a safe place to anchor for local and visiting pleasure boaters. All the berths and two floating 70m piers, are supplied with anchoring catenaries and columns for the supply of fresh water and electricity. The quality of services is good with mooring operators, care taking services, divers, toilet facilities, fire services, weather services, and waste disposal. Approximately 300m from the port are refuelling services. The port also has a towage facility with a mobile crane with a 20 tonne load and two slipways for small boats.