Liguria

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Liguria

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Liguria is a coastal region of north-western Italy, where Genoa is the capital. The region is popular with tourists for its beaches, towns, and cuisine. Liguria is bordered by France to the west, Piedmont to the north, and Emilia-Romagna and

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Manarola (1)
Manarola (1)

Cinque Terre

Coordinates: 44° 6′ 22″ N, 9° 43′ 38″ E

The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera, in the Liguria region of Italy. “The Five Lands” comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages,…

Manarola (1)
Manarola (1)

Manarola

Coordinates: 44° 6′ 22″ N, 9° 43′ 38″ E

Manarola is a small village in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. It is the second smallest of the famous five Cinque Terre villages. Manarola may be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre, with the cornerstone of the church, …

Porto Venere (1)
Porto Venere (1)

Porto Venere

Coordinates: 44° 3′ 5″ N, 9° 50′ 8″ E

Porto Venere is a town located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. It comprises the three villages of Fezzano, Le Grazie and Porto Venere, and the three islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. In 1997 Porto Venere and the…

Riomaggiore (1)
Riomaggiore (1)

Riomaggiore

Coordinates: 44° 5′ 56″ N, 9° 44′ 16″ E

Riomaggiore is a village in the province of La Spezia, situated in a small valley in the Liguria region of Italy. It is the first of the Cinque Terre one meets when travelling north from La Spezia. The village, dating from the early 13th century,…

Vernazza (1)
Vernazza (1)

Vernazza

Coordinates: 44° 8′ 6″ N, 9° 40′ 56″ E

Vernazza is a town and comune located in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northwestern Italy. It is one of the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre region. Vernazza is the fourth town heading north, has no car traffic, and remains one of…

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Liguria is a coastal region of north-western Italy, where Genoa is the capital. The region is popular with tourists for its beaches, towns, and cuisine. Liguria is bordered by France to the west, Piedmont to the north, and Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany to the east. It lies on the Ligurian Sea. The narrow strip of land is bordered by the sea, the Alps and the Apennines Mountains. Some mountains rise above 2,000 m; the watershed line runs at an average altitude of about 1,000 m.

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