ITALIAN RIVIERA - THE MOST ATTRACTIVE PLACES

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Published by:
Travelling Wizards
Published:
9/18/2011
Specs:
Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
46 pages Perfect-bound
Category:
Travel & Vacations
Tags:
attractions, Cinque Terre, europe, Italian Riviera, italy, Portofino, Tourism

The Italian Riviera, or Ligurian Riviera 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.)

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