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Liguria and the Italian Riviera
Portofino’s small harbour on the Italian Riviera
Portofino’s small harbour on the Italian Riviera

The Italian Riviera (Italian Riviera ligure) is the narrow coastal strip which lies between the Ligurian Sea and the mountain chain formed by the Maritime Alps and the Apennines. Longitudinally it extends from the border with France and the French Riviera (or Côte d'Azur) near Ventimiglia (a former customs post) to Capo Corvo (also known as Punta Bianca) which marks the eastern end of the Gulf of La Spezia and is close to the border with Tuscany. The Italian Riviera thus includes nearly all of the coastline of Liguria. (Historically it extended further to the west, through what is now French territory as far as Monaco.) Image File history File links Map-of-liguria-map-en-wiki. ... Image File history File links Map-of-liguria-map-en-wiki. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1092, 208 KB) Portofino harbor looking right, taken May 2000 by User:Stan Shebs File links The following pages link to this file: Italian Riviera Portofino User:Stan Shebs/Gallery/Places ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1092, 208 KB) Portofino harbor looking right, taken May 2000 by User:Stan Shebs File links The following pages link to this file: Italian Riviera Portofino User:Stan Shebs/Gallery/Places ... The Ligurian Sea. ... Maritime Alps The Maritime Alps are a mountain range in the south-western part of the Alps. ... The Apennine Mountains (Greek: Απεννινος; Latin: Appenninus--in both cases used in the singular; Italian: Appennini) is a mountain range stretching 1000 km from the north to the south of Italy along its east coast, traversing the entire peninsula, and forming, as it were, the backbone of the country. ... The French Riviera (French: , Occitan: Còsta Azzura) is one of the most famous resort areas in the world, extending along the Mediterranean Sea west from Menton near the Italian border, including the cities and towns of Monaco, Nice, Antibes, and Cannes. ... The campanile of the cathedral rises above Ventimiglia. ... Customs is an authority or agency in a country responsible for collecting customs duties and for controlling the flow of animals and goods (including personal effects and hazardous items) in and out of a country. ... For other uses, see Tuscany (disambiguation). ... Liguria is a coastal region of north-western Italy, the third smallest of the Italian regions. ...


The Riviera is centred on the port of Genoa, which divides it into two main sections: the Riviera di Ponente, extending westwards from Genoa to the French border; and the Riviera di Levante between Genoa and Capo Corva. For other uses, see Genoa (disambiguation). ...


It is famous for its particularly mild climate which, together with the charm of its old fishing ports and the beauty of its landscape, has made it a popular destination for travellers and tourists since the time of Byron and Shelley. Tourist redirects here. ... The poet George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron is often referred to simply as Byron. ... Percy Bysshe Shelley (August 4, 1792 – July 8, 1822; pronounced ) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is widely considered to be among the finest lyric poets of the English language. ...


Many villages and towns in the area are internationally known, such as Portofino, Bordighera, Lerici, and the Cinque Terre. Panorama of Portofino taken from Castello Brown Portofinos small harbour Portofino is a small Italian fishing village and tourist resort located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. ... Bordighera is a town on the Italian Riviera in the Province of Imperia, Liguria. ... Lerici is a commune in the province of La Spezia in Liguria. ... The Cinque Terre are five coastal villages in the province of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Italy. ...


The part of the Riviera di Ponente centered on Savona, is called the "Riviera delle Palme" (the Riviera of palms); the part centered on Sanremo, is called the "Riviera dei Fiori", after the long-established flower growing industry. Savona (Sàn-na in the local dialect of Ligurian) is a seaport and comune in the northern Italian region of Liguria, capital of the Province of Savona, in the Riviera di Ponente on the Mediterranean Sea, at sea-level. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Imperia (IM) Mayor Claudio Borea Elevation 15 m Area 54 km² Population  - Total (as of 2004) 56,903  - Density 936/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Sanremesi or Sanremaschi Dialing code 0184 Postal code 18038 Frazioni San Romolo, Poggio, Bussana, Bussana Vecchia, Coldirodi... For other uses, see Flower (disambiguation). ...


Places on or near the Italian Riviera include:


Alassio, a town of Liguria, Italy, on the N.W. coast of the Gulf of Genoa, in the province of Savona, 57 m. ... Albenga is a city on the Italian Riviera in the province of Province_of_Savona in Liguria, Italy. ... Portofinos small harbour on the Italian Riviera The Italian Riviera is a part of the coast shared between France and Italy, on the Ligurian Sea, or the Italian coast on the Mediterranean Sea. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of La Spezia (SP) Mayor Elevation 89 m Area 14. ... stopforth@clear. ... Arenzano is a coastal town in the province of Genoa, Liguria, Italy. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Imperia (IM) Mayor Elevation m Area 24. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Savona (SV) Mayor Elevation m Area 11. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Savona (SV) Mayor Elevation 0-110 m Area 3. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Savona (SV) Mayor Elevation 0-110 m Area 3. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Genoa (GE) Mayor Elevation 25 m Area 4. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of La Spezia (SP) Mayor Elevation m Area 9. ... Bordighera is a town on the Italian Riviera in the Province of Imperia, Liguria. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Savona (SV) Mayor Elevation 2 m Area 5. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Savona (SV) Mayor Elevation m Area 2. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of La Spezia (SP) Mayor Elevation m Area 12. ... Colletta di Castelbianco is an ancient village in the Maritime_Alps, behind Italian Riviera in the province of Province_of_Savona in Liguria, Italy. ... Hills above Camogli Small harbor Camogli is a small Italian fishing village and tourist resort located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. ... Campo Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 25 km northwest of Genoa. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Genoa (GE) Mayor Elevation 118 m Area 26. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Imperia (IM) Mayor Elevation m Area 17. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Savona (SV) Mayor Elevation m Area 16. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Savona (SV) Mayor Elevation m Area 9. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Savona (SV) Mayor Elevation m Area 11. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Imperia (IM) Mayor Elevation 369 m Area 32. ... Picturesque ancient town of the Italian Riviera in the province of Imperia, 1,300 inhabitants. ... Chiavari can mean several things. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Genoa (GE) Mayor Elevation 88 m Area 11. ... The Cinque Terre are five coastal villages in the province of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Italy. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Imperia (IM) Mayor Elevation m Area 9. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Imperia (IM) Mayor Elevation m Area 3. ... Corniglia differs from the other villages of the Cinque Terre as it does not directly look upon the sea but raises on the top of a promontory about 100 meters high, surrounded on three sides by vineyards and terraces and the fourth side descends steeply on the sea. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Imperia (IM) Mayor Elevation m Area 2. ... Deiva Marina is an Italian resort town located about 40 Miles (65 KM)south of the city of Genoa on the Riviera di Levante. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Imperia (IM) Mayor Elevation m Area 6. ... Finale Ligure with the Rock of Capprazoppa in background Finale Ligure is a costal town on the Ligurian Sea in Italy. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of La Spezia (SP) Mayor Elevation m Area 18. ... For other uses, see Genoa (disambiguation). ... Imperia is a city and comune in the region of Liguria, Italy. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Savona Mayor Roberto Milanesi (since June 14, 2004) Elevation m Area 2 km² Population  - Total (as of November 30, 2005) 2,159  - Density 1,080/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Laiguegliesi Dialing code 0182 Postal code 17020 Patron St. ... Lavagna is a city on the Italian Riviare of 13000 inhabitants. ... Lerici is a commune in the province of La Spezia in Liguria. ... A hot southeasterly wind which blows over the Canary Islands. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Savona (SV) Mayor Elevation 5 m Area 13. ... View of Manarola. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Genoa (GE) Mayor Elevation 4 m Area 15. ... Monterosso al Mare is a town and commune in the province of La Spezia, part of the region of Liguria (northern Italy). ... Noli is a coast commune of Liguria, Italy, in the Province of Savona, it is anout 50 km (36 miles) SW of Genoa by rail, about 4 m (13 feet) above sea-level. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Imperia (IM) Mayor Elevation m Area 5. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Savona (SV) Mayor Elevation m Area 9. ... Panorama of Portofino taken from Castello Brown Portofinos small harbour Portofino is a small Italian fishing village and tourist resort located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. ... Portovenere is a village in Liguria, Italy located 12km from La Spezia. ... This is about a Ligurian commune, see Rapallo for a resort on the Adriatic coast. ... The RECCO system is an electronic method of finding a person or persons buried in snow as a result of an avalanche. ... Riomaggiore Riomaggiore, situated in a small valley in the Liguria region of Italy, is the first of the Cinque Terre one meets coming from La Spezia. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Imperia (IM) Mayor Elevation m Area 2. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Imperia (IM) Mayor Elevation m Area 10. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Imperia (IM) Mayor Elevation m Area 1. ... San Remo is a city with about 57,000 inhabitants and lies on the Mediterranean coast of western Liguria in northwestern Italy. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Imperia (IM) Mayor Elevation m Area 2. ... Santa Margherita Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 25 km southeast of Genoa. ... Sarzana is a town and comune in the Province of La Spezia, of Liguria, Italy, 15 km east of Spezia, on the railway to Pisa, at the point where the railway to Parma diverges to the north. ... Savona (Sàn-na in the local dialect of Ligurian) is a seaport and comune in the northern Italian region of Liguria, capital of the Province of Savona, in the Riviera di Ponente on the Mediterranean Sea, at sea-level. ... Sestri Levante is a town in Liguria, Italy. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Genoa (GE) Mayor Elevation m Area 13. ... La Spezia (Spèsa in the local dialect of Ligurian) is a city in the Liguria region of northern Italy, at the head of La Spezia Gulf, and capital city of the province of La Spezia. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Savona (SV) Mayor Elevation m Area 8. ... Taggia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 110 km southwest of Genoa and about 15 km west of Imperia. ... Vado Ligure is a town in the province of Savona, Liguria, Italy. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Imperia (IM) Mayor Elevation m Area 3. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Savona (SV) Mayor Elevation 5 m Area 48. ... The campanile of the cathedral rises above Ventimiglia. ... Vernazza Vernazza is one of the five towns in Italys picturesque Cinque Terre region, located in the La Spezia province in the northwest of the country. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Genoa (GE) Mayor Elevation 17 m Area 7. ... Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of Savona (SV) Mayor Elevation m Area 10. ...

See also

The French Riviera (French: , Occitan: Còsta Azzura) is one of the most famous resort areas in the world, extending along the Mediterranean Sea west from Menton near the Italian border, including the cities and towns of Monaco, Nice, Antibes, and Cannes. ... The Gulf of Genoa (Golfo di Genova) is the northernmost part of the Ligurian Sea. ... Map showing the Turkish Riviera The Turkish Riviera (also known as The Turquoise Coast) is a popular term used to define an area of southwest Turkey encompassing Antalya, Muğla and to a lesser extent Aydın and İzmir provinces. ... Riviera is usually used in reference to a coastal area. ...

External links

  • (Italian) Riviera Holidays - tourist information
  • (Italian) Ligurian tourist information
  • (Italian) Italian Riviera Wine & Food, Gardens & Flowers, Whale-Watching Information

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