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Liguria is a northwestern region of [[Italy]], on the Ligurian Sea.
* [[Genoa]] (''Genova'', the capital)
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* [[Finale Ligure]]
*'''La Riviera di Ponente'''
2,000 years ago the whole northwestern part of Italy, including what are now [[Piedmont]] and [[Lombardy]], were inhabited by the Liguris, the people from whom this region gets its name.
Roads and trains run the length of the coast, linking the ''Riviere'' with France and the rest of Italy.
There is an international airport at Genoa and a regional airport at Villa nuova di Albenga.
Traditional Ligurian food is some of the most refined in all of Italy. ''Tagliatelle'' is served in various forms here, and ''torta di verdura'' is a local speciality, a vegetable pie made with borage and other wild late-winter herbs. Seafood is very popular, as the sea around Liguria is abundant with life. Some typical dishes are:
*Mussels stuffed with cheese and herbs
*''Orata'' (a local fish) cooked with olives and potatoes
White and ''passito'' grapes are given to the ''Cooperativa del Gruppo Di Riomaggiore'', a modern organization that has streamlined the winemaking process.
Other white wines are '''Pigato''' and '''Vermentino''' (of which you can also find a variation of in Sardinia) which suffer from a bit from the salty sea climate in which the grapes grow, giving the wine a particular if not unique taste.
Red wines are not so common and the only one worth mentioning is '''Rossese di Dolceacqua'''.
Liguria stretches east in a narrow ribbon along the coast from France. Mountains separate it from Piedmont to the north, [[Emilia-Romagna]] to the east and Tuscany to the south.