Cycle-pedestrian path seafront
The history of the seafront between Diano Marina and Imperia dates back to the days of Napoleon who, at the time of the Re d'Italia, wanted to start the route along Capo Berta in the early 1800s. Next on those about two thousand meters Of course were prisoners of war, various construction companies, municipalities and provinces.
At that time, the road was named State 449 but for two hundred years it remained for everyone "the Incomplete". In the 1960s, Anas decided to carry out a ten-meter-long path with tall walls up to twelve. This new track, corresponding to an old mule track created by Austrian Prisoners of the First World War, united Diano Marina to Imperia almost at the beach level. It remained open to ordinary traffic only a few months, at the beginning of the 1970s; Then it was definitively closed for the fall of big boulders. Subsequently, the Municipal Administration of Diano Marina and Imperia decided to reopen the pedestrian and cyclists' road: it was 1994. Since 2001, work has started on the imperial side; In the three-year period 2001-2003, the Commune of Imperia has implemented works to consolidate its share through regional funds. In the two-year period 2005-2006, the province has completed the interventions in the imperial section; The latter also involved a section of about three hundred meters in the territory of Diano Marina. In 2007 and 2008, the provincial administration provided further stabilization of the eastern slope, thanks to a state aid of 350,000 euros. Subsequently, some additional lots from the Commune of Diano Marina have been put in place, which have allowed to stabilize and consolidate the entire route with the permanent opening of the entire track to the cycle-pedestrian use.
Source: Department of Culture - Civic Library