Italian Riviera

coastal area in the Liguria region

The Italian Riviera, or Ligurian 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.

Italian Riviera
Riviera Italiana
Riviera ligure
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From top down, left to right: panoramic view of Cinque Terre, Levanto, Bonassola, Sestri Levante, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Camogli, Alassio
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The Italian Riviera includes nearly all of the coastline of Liguria.[1][2]


  1. Baughan, Rosa (1880). Winter havens in the sunny South, a complete handbook to the Riviera. London: The Bazaar.
  2. Black, Charles B. (1887). The Riviera, Or The Coast from Marseilles to Leghorn, Including Carrara, Lucca, Pisa, Pistoja and Florence (Third ed.). Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black.