Imereti was the cultural centre during the centuries. It was oldest transit trade route- great Silk Road, and had the function of a transit link between Europe and Asia. Even now, one can hardly find a Gorge in Imereti without any footstep of the past. Geographically, the region occupies the central part of the Nation. From the north it is bordered by Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo (lower) Svaneti, from the east- by Shida (inner) Kartli, from the west- by Guria, Samegrelo and Zemo (upper) Svaneti. Imereti is surprisingly green and unique region. The area is occupied by dense forests, can say, that this region is always in blossom, with mild winters and abundant harvests. If you ask anyone, what they remembered the most in Imereti, (who have ever been there, doesn’t matter if she/he is Georgian or not,) they will immediately tell you - Cousin and Hospitality. Everyone knows Imeretian khachapuri, Mchadi, different kind of Lobio (red beans) with most delicious Imeretian Cheese. Don’t forget about matchless green pickled Tkemali- which is the “visit card” of Georgia in foreign countries. This is unique, special, Georgian “characteristic” plum sauce. Imereti is the mother of juicy fruit-stewed fruit and organic vegetables- healthy salads, which taste will never be forgotten. Apart from being exotic and stunning, Imereti is rich both- cultural and spiritual.