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SANTO STEFANO AL MARE

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Santo Stefano al Mare (San Stéva in dialect) is a municipality with about 2,000 inhabitants in the province of Imperia. Santo Stefano follows an ancient maritime tradition: the stretch of sand was used for hauling boats and there was already a small dockyard, used in ancient times, dating right back to the 15th century when the economy of the town started to base itself almost exclusively on maritime activities and trade. Also agriculture had its importance with the production of wine (the delicious Moscatello), oil, vegetables and flower farming.

During recent years, the tourist sector has seen a significant increase. The most famous beach is that of the Torre (Tower), whilst the rest of the coast is made of narrow stretches of sand.

Amongst the events, the holy mass at night is very suggestive with the illumination of the sea at the beginning of August. Finally, if you have the chance to stay in Santo Stefano, the weekly market takes place every Friday in "Piazza Torre" in front of the Town Hall.

Seafaring in Santo Stefano: Marina degli Aregai

Marina degli Aregai, is known for its welcoming atmosphere and the quality of the services that it offers to leisure boaters. It is about half a kilometre from Santo Stefano; its has a water mirror surface of 123,000 sq. m and it can host up to 974 boats measuring up to 26 metres long. Obviously all possible services are guaranteed, such as electricity and water etc. At the Marina you can also find several buildings amongst which the control tower, head offices of various associations, a recreational and sports area with swimming pool, tennis courts, bowling alleys and squash courts, a bar, restaurants, a shopping centre, a car park and a hotel.