Halfway through the Flower Riviera lies the province capital Imperia. The city is divided in two by
the river Impero, Porto Maurizio on the one side and Porto Oneglia on the other.
The oldest part of the city is Castelvecchio. Imperia has several musea amongst which the "Museo dell'olio dei Fratelli Carli". The oil production from olives from the surroundings and pasta made out of grain which is brought in from elsewhere belong to the largest industries in the city.