Diano Castello trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Things to do: spas
Diano Castello is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 90km southwest of Genoa and about 5km northeast of Imperia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,061 and an area of 6.0km2.Diano Castello borders the following municipalities: Diano Arentino, Diano Marina, Diano San Pietro, Imperia, and San Bartolomeo al Mare. The hills surrounding the village are covered with olive groves and with vineyards that produce Vermentino, a white wine.HistoryAs the name of the municipality suggests, it was originally built in the 10th century as a fortification against incursions by the Saracen pirates. As with many villages around Savona, it later became a fief of the Clavesana marquisate, who built a fortress and ruled till the second half of the 12th century. In the 14th century, Diano Castello became a free municipality, that controlled the surrounding villages. It later became part of the Republic of Genoa. The people of this village fought along with Genoa against Pisa in the Battle of Meloria . In 1747 it became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 1797 it came under French rule when it was conquered by Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Sardinia. Finally, in 1860 it became part of the Kingdom of Italy. The earthquake of 1887 inflicted serious damage to the churches and the historical monumentsIn the build up to your vacation in Diano Castello, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Italy tourist route planner.
Plan your trip to Diano Castello
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See this by visiting one of the destinations below
Some destinations do not have accommodations and require staying in a nearby city. Here are places you can stay:
Recently planned trips to Province of Imperia
8 days in Southern Italy & Grimaldi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Diano Marina BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Switzerland, France & Apricale BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Italy, Provence & Paris BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, water activities, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, water activities ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Dubrovnik & Italy BY A USER FROM MEXICO October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans