Theme Week Italian Riviera

Saturday, 9 May 2020 - 12:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, Theme Weeks, UNESCO World Heritage
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Vernazza © Charles van Dijk/cc-by-3.0

Vernazza © Charles van Dijk/cc-by-3.0

The Italian Riviera, or Ligurian Riviera, is the narrow coastal strip in Italy 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) eastwards to Capo Corvo (also known as Punta Bianca) which marks the eastern end of the Gulf of La Spezia and is close to the regional border between Liguria and Tuscany. The Italian Riviera thus includes nearly all of the coastline of Liguria. Historically the “Riviera” extended further to the west, through what is now French territory as far as Marseille.

The Riviera’s centre is Genoa, which divides it into two main sections: the Riviera di Ponente (“the coast of the setting sun”), extending westwards from Genoa to the French border; and the Riviera di Levante (“the coast of the rising sun”) between Genoa and Capo Corvo. The part of the Riviera di Ponente centred on Savona, is called the “Riviera delle Palme” (the Riviera of palms); the part centred on Sanremo, is the “Riviera dei Fiori”, after the long-established flower growing industry.

Alassio © Incola/cc-by-sa-3.0 Laigueglia © Fabrox/cc-by-sa-3.0 Porto Maurizio in Imperia © flickr.com - Jukka1/cc-by-2.0 Portovenere © Brianza2008/cc-by-sa-3.0 Sori © Davide Papalini/cc-by-sa-3.0 Vernazza © Charles van Dijk/cc-by-3.0
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Porto Maurizio in Imperia © flickr.com - Jukka1/cc-by-2.0
The entire Italian Riviera is one big single sight, which is underlined by two UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

It is famous for its particularly mild climate and relaxed way of life 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 Percy Shelley. Many villages and towns in the area are internationally known, such as Portofino, Bordighera, Lerici and the Cinque Terre.

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Read more on LonelyPlanet.com – The Italian Riviera, italia.it – The Italian Riviera of Ponente, italia.it – The Italian Riviera di Levante and Wikipedia Italian Riviera. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Johns Hopkins University & Medicine - Coronavirus Resource Center - Global Passport Power Rank - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.






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