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Capo Noli - Manie
Golfo del Tigullio
Golfo di La Spezia
Golfo di Panzano
Golfo Paradiso
Monte di Portofino
Riviera di Levante
Riviera di Ponente


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Mediterranean sea
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Tyrrhenian coast pisan coast
Coast of the etruscans
Maremma area & Grosseto
Island of Elba
Capraia island

Coast outside tuscany ligurian coast Levante Riviera
Tuscany beach bathing establishments

Main places

LERICI
PORTOFINO
PORTOVENERE
ALASSIO
ALBENGA
BORDIGHERA
GENOVA (GENOA)
IMPERIA
LA SPEZIA
MONTEROSSO AL MARE
RAPALLO
RIOMAGGIORE
SANREMO
SAVONA
VERNAZZA


the Riviera di Ponente

SAN REMO
IMPERIA
DIANO MARINA
ANDORA
LAIGUEGLIA
ALASSIO
ALBENGA
LOANO
PIETRA LIGURE
FINALE LIGURE
SAVONA
CELLE LIGURE
VARAZZE


the Riviera di Levante

NERVI
RECCO
CAMOGLI
SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE
PORTOFINO
CHIAVARI
SESTRI LEVANTE
MONEGLIA
DEIVA MARINA
BONASSOLA
LEVANTO
PORTOVENERE
LA SPEZIA
LERICI

 

Liguria’s long, narrow, curved stretch of coastline lies on the Ligurian Sea and is overlooked by the Maritime Alps. The wilder, picturesque Levante Riviera has the seaside gems of Portofino and Portovenere.

Agriculture - Stock-farm- Fishing:
The formation of the ground limits a lot of agricultural activity, the very narrow cultivable part has already been used by the industrial establishments and by tourist fittings. There is a favorable climate, that allows some narrow but very profitable crops such as the cultivation of flowers,ornamental plants, fruit and vegetables. The most diffuse products are: tomatoes, artichokes, asparaguses, fish, apricots especially in the plain of Albenga, oil in Oneglia, wine in the Five Earths and in the Imperia zone of . All these products are very limited and they don't constitute source of profit for the Region. Even if the whole population lives in the coast, fishing has been of little importance in the economy of Liguria, because of the composition of the backdrops in some coasts, that immediately fall to forbidden depths, for the few types of fish that can be found, such as Sardinians, clearances and anchovies.

Corniglia town 5 lands  click to enlarge it
Five lands cornilia town (Cinque Terre)

Industry - Tourism:
The more zone industrialized of the region is found between Genoa and Savona. In Genoa we find the steelworkses and the shipyards, to Savona there are more industries, chemists and oil refineries. Imperia is developed in the light industry: oil and feed. La Spezia is center of the OTO-Melera, a war industry. Scattered in the whole zone are the alimentary industries. Tourism constitutes one of the most important activities of profit of the region. The coastal places are facilitated by the mild climate, from the luxuriant vegetation and from the beaches, many Italian and foreign tourists will recall. As with every tourist place overcrowding is a danger regarding ecological and environmental threats. Hotel structures, camping, roads, and care for the environment, distinguishes the Coasts as one of the most beautiful places in Italy.


Portofino - A very romantic town !

Position and Frontier:
Liguria is found in the slope of the tirrenico Alps, Marittime and Appennino Ligure; it has a conformation of a narrow arc that forms the Gulf of Genoa. It borders to north with Lombardy and Emilia Romagna, to east with Tuscany, to south it is bathed from the Ligure Sea and to west it borders with France.

Rivers - Lakes:
The rivers of Liguria are above of torrential character. The principal are Roja that begins in France and leads in the press of Ventimiglia,and Impero which flows to Oneglia, and Arroscia that flows to Albenga, Letimbro in the zone in Savona. The river Vara is the longest of and meets with Magra in Tuscany. Also notible are Tanaro, Bormida and Scrivia that are born from Appennino Ligure and meet in Po. The same is for Trebbia and Staffora.

Climate:
The climate is mild thanks to the sea breezes that refresh in summer and mitigate in winter and to the mountainous chains that protect the coast from northern colds. This climate is ideal for an evergreen vegetation as the maritime pine, the ulivo, the palms, the cypresses and the laurel.

Population:
Although all mountainous, this is not earth of mountaineers, but of dealers and sailors. Liguria is densely a populated region, but the greatest part of it resides along the coast, where the principal cities rise. Half of the population is concentrated in Genoa.

Communication:
The railway net is one of the points of strength of the communications of Liguria; it connects all the clearings of central Italy, southern from Florence and further north that arrive from Milan going toward the Blue Coast in France. Along the coast is the street Aurelia, built by Romans to reach Gallia, while parallel to Aurelia the highway that reaches her Spezia and colleague Sestri Levante-Genova-Savona-Ventimiglia which then continue in the French territory from Pisa races. There are other highways that connect Genoa to Milan, Savona with Turin and Spezia to Parma. From Genoa there are the principal lines of a ships port for Sardinia and the harbors of the countries of Mediterranean. The principal airport is situated in Genoa-Sestri.

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