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Liguria is a northwestern region of [[Italy]], on the Ligurian Sea.
[[Image:Vernazza300px.JPG|thumb|picture of Vernazza (Liguria, Italy)]]
* [[Genoa]] (''Genova'', the capital)
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* [[Apricale]]
* [[Finale Ligure]]
* [[Imperia]]
* [[Ventimiglia]]
* [[Vernazza]]
[[Image:Vernazza300px.JPG|thumb|picture of Vernazza (Liguria, Italy)]]
==Other destinations==
 *'''La Riviera di Ponente''', - the coast that stretches from [[France]] to Genoa, and '''La Riviera di Levante''', the coast on the Italian peninsula itself - these are the main reasons people visit Liguria*The '''[[Cinque Terre]]''' - (literally "five lands"), five tiny, picturesque fishing villages - , Corniglia, Manarola, Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore and Vernazza - perched precariously on the rugged, rocky hills that tumble into the Mediterranean* '''Gulf of the Poets''' - The gulf of La Spezia is known also as the “Gulf of the Poets”, because through the centuries, many famous poets, writers and artists spent their holidays or part of their life in the villages and small towns of this gulf, enchanted by the superb and peaceful beauty of this earthly paradise.
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.
==Get in==
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.
==Get around==
Whether travelling by train or by car, the spectacular journey along the Ligurian coast takes you through tunnel after tunnel, bursting out from darkness into sunlight, the sea sparkling at your side.
Bussana Vecchia: an old village near San Remo (Province of Imperia) destroyed in the 19th century by a stong earthquake and now inhabited by artists.
Whether travelling by train or by carThose who are fond of a good walk will love the Via Del Amore, the spectacular journey a long and winding path along the Ligurian coast takes you through tunnel after tunnel, bursting out from darkness into sunlightwhich connects the five villages of the Cinque Terre. Stunning views of the sea make for a memorable trek, but it's not for those of a nervous disposition - the path can be quite high above the sea sparkling at your sidein certain stretches, so if you don't like heights perhaps this won't be for you* Liguria Beaches]
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:
*Mushroom pie
*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'''.
==Stay safe==
* [http://www.sommerfrische==Stay safe==Liguria is generally a safe Liguria holiday mansions]* [ Holiday homes Pay attention to pickpockets in Liguria]some streets of Genoa (Via del Campo and the harbour)
==Get out==
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.

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