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  Liguria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liguria is a coastal region of north-western Italy, the third smallest of the Italian regions.
It is noticeable that, despite the high population density, woods cover half of the total area.
Liguria is a very old name, dating back to pre-Roman times.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liguria   (316 words)

 Liguria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Liguria is an ancient region, it had already existed as an administrative unit in Imperial epoch of Augustus, being the 9th region of empire.
The fall of Republic of Genoa in 1796 caused by French invasion; Liguria was united with the kingdom of Sardinia in 1815.
Liguria is poor of plain zones, long rivers and lakes, but there are numerous hills where olive and fruit and grape are cultivated.
www.italycyberguide.com /Geography/regions/liguria.htm   (1043 words)

 Liguria Region (Italy)
Liguria regional flag is a vertical tricolor green-red-blue with the arms (a vessel) in the center.
Lega Nord propose the flag for Liguria to be white, with the red cross (the old Genova flag), with St. George killing the dragon in the canton.
The flag adopted on the 27th June 1997 is vertically green-red-blue with the emblem in the middle of the red stripe.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/it-lig.html   (338 words)

 Hotel Liguria, Hotels Liguria, Welcome, Liguria, Hospitality Liguria, Lodge Liguria, Lodges Liguria, Lodging Liguria, ...
Liguria is a narrow strip of land, enclosed between the sea and the Alps and the Apennine mountains, it is winding arched extension from Ventimiglia to La Spezia and is one of the smallest regions in Italy.
The coast-line, which is geographically divided between the Western Riviera and the Eastern Riviera at the sides of important centre of Genoa, from the scenic point of view is characterized by an alternating series of magnificent high coast-lines and flat, sandy coast-lines, whilst in the interior the steep hills meet up with the Apennine peaks.
Liguria boasts an abundance of natural beauty and the various names given to it such as "Paradise Gulf", "Siren Bay", "Bay of Silence", "Bay of Fairy tales", "sea's echo" are all a testimony to the magnificent beauty of these marine landscapes.
www.emmeti.it /Welcome/Liguria/index.uk.html   (177 words)

 Liguria - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Liguria
The village of Vernazza in the Cinque Terre (‘five lands’), in Liguria in northern Italy.
Liguria contains only small areas of flat land, but what little agriculture there is takes advantage of the south-facing slopes and mild climate.
Liguria was seized by France in 1798, but was given to Piedmont-Sardinia by the Congress of Vienna in 1815.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Liguria   (341 words)

 Liguria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Liguria, one of the most famous centers of international tourism, is by definition the Riviera Italiana stretching in a narrow ribbon of 250 miles from the French boarder to Tuscany.
Liguria, which is mostly hills, has been converted throughout the centuries into terraced cultivation of olives and flowers which are sold throughout the world.
From the top of the hills, a stupendous view embraces the promontory of Portofino on the east and the Lanterna (Lighthouse) guarding the western entrance of the old port, which brought her centuries of glory.
www.floria-publications.com /italy/regions_and_cities/regions_of_italy__liguria.html   (831 words)

 History and tourist information on Liguria, Italy
Liguria has traces of occupation dating back to prehistoric times (the Palaeolithic period to be exact).
Following the fall of Napoleon, Liguria was absorbed into the Kingdom of Savoy and Sardinia, one of the many kingdoms and principalities that were to form the unified Italy.
From Genoa south to the coast of Tuscany, the descent is steeper, the land climbing to the Maritime Alps and the Ligurian Appennines: this rugged stretch is dubbed the Riveria di Levante.
www.knowital.com /history/liguria/liguria-history.html   (1393 words)

 AllRefer.com - Liguria, Italy (Italian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
In the interior, the Ligurian Alps rise in the west and the Ligurian Apennines in the east.
Genoa is the capital of Liguria, which is divided into Genoa, Imperia, La Spezia, and Savona provs.
Liguria derives its name from the ancient Ligurii, who occupied the Mediterranean coast from the RhOne River to the Arno River.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/L/Liguria.html   (341 words)

 liguria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Territory: Liguria, facing the Tyrrhenian Sea, is shaped as an imposing arc, with the Gulf of Genoa in its center.
Liguria is an ancient region, it had already existed as an administrative unit...
Liguria is located in the north of Italy, between the French Riviera,...
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 Region of Liguria - Italy World GenWeb
Liguria is situated in the south-western part of Northern Italy and borders with France to the west.
This crescent shaped region is the third smallest in Italy; however, it has the third highest highest population density.
The Ligurian dialect spoken throughout the region belongs to the Italo-Celtic dialects of Northern Italy.
www.geocities.com /musetti.geo/rwliguria.htm   (123 words)

 La Cucina Italiana On Line - World Edition - Regional food
In the past life was harsh in Liguria, a long narrow mountainous strip of land that goes from the French border as far as northern Tuscany.
Liguria's most famous invention, pesto, is an example in kind.
Made according to tradition, by crushing tender young basil leaves (the plant was recently awarded DOP status to protect how and where it is grown), pine nuts, garlic, and grated cheese in a mortar and then adding fragrant olive oil, it turns the humble dish of pasta into a flavorsome pleasure.
www.cucinait.com /cucinait/WorldEdition/Regional/7255_7285.htm   (319 words)

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Dialect literature has ancient traditions in Liguria in verse and prose: notable documents between the twelfth century and then the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth of a vernacular speech that is more closely related to Provençal than with modern Genoese.
In Liguria, the first new poet is Cesare Vivaldi, born in Liguria (Imperia 1925), but resident in Rome until his death in 2000, who in 1951, during Firpo's mature years, published Otto poesie nel dialetto ligure di Imperia.
A notable contribution to the latest dialect poetry of Liguria has been made, and continues to be made, by the two "horns" of the Riviera, the eastern and the western.
home.att.net /~l.bonaffini/liguria.htm   (1725 words)

 Rustico: Liguria
This is a subtle tart I tasted in Liguria, during one of my cooking tours.
Marjoram, a favorite herb in Liguria, lends a lovely aromatic note to this simple shellfish preparation; try tossing the mussels with 1 pound of cooked linguine for a lovely first course.
Generously oil a round 14-inch pizza pan (use at least 1 tablespoon--don't be skimpy with the oil or the texture of the focaccia won't be right) and line it with 1 piece of dough, allowing excess dough to hang over the sides (there should be at least 1 inch of excess dough on all sides).
www.rusticocooking.com /liguria.htm   (3448 words)

 Liguria online, Riviera ligure, Riviera dei Fiori, Hotel, Bed & Breakfast, Agriturismo, Camping, Beach in Italy
Liguria is the Italian Riviera, stretching from the French border to Genoa and then down to Tuscany, and taking in some of the country's best known and most popular seaside resorts.
Liguria was the home of Christopher Columbus, and the region's maritime history has made it a centre for shipbuilding and other waterfront industries.
Separated by the mountains from the rest of Italy, Liguria has its own distinct identity and its own distinct cuisine that includes the basil and oil-based "pesto" sauce, a special pasta called "trenette", a tasty salted bread known as "focaccia" and, of course, delicious fresh fish.
liguriaonline.altervista.org /indexe.html   (184 words)

 Italian Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Liguria
This Italian bed and breakfast accommodation in Liguria provides a relaxing countryside retreat, far from noise and air pollution: in summer it is never too hot, in winter never too cold.
This Italian bed and breakfast accommodation in Liguria is perfect for trips in to the historic centre of Genoa: see the Lanterna (lighthouse), symbol of the city; the home of Paganini; the Palazzo Ducale and many other museums.
Rates per room/night with breakfast at this Italian bed and breakfast accommodation in Liguria are EURO €62 for a double room (€40 single use); €16 for an additional bed in a room.
www.knowital.com /liguria/genoa/casatorre/bandb2.html   (767 words)

 Italy Holidays - Liguria Hotels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
One of Italy's smallest regions, Liguria stretches west in a narrow ribbon along the coast from France.
Liguria, famous throughout the world for its climate and splendid landscapes, is well known for the richness and variety of its panoramic views and scenic glimpses, small villages, romantic and picturesque corners, wild and unspoiled nature.
Liguria is rich in monuments which suddenly come into view and fascinate you with their amazing beauty: ancient defence towers stretching towards the sky-blue immensity, small churches surrounded by clusters of pine trees, oak and chestnut woods, sanctuaries clinging to mountain peaks, miles of walks with stupendous panoramic views onto the sea and inland.
www.italyholidays.ca /hotels_liguria.html   (1056 words)

 Liguria on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Liguria derives its name from the ancient Ligurii, who occupied the Mediterranean coast from the Rhône River to the Arno River.
High incidence of childhood type 1 diabetes in Liguria, Italy, From 1989 to 1998.
Mid fourth-millennium copper mining in Liguria, north-west Italy: the earliest known copper mines in Western Europe.(Research)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/L/Liguria.asp   (723 words)

 Search Results for Liguria - Encyclopædia Britannica
It is the capital of Genova provincia and of Liguria regione and is the centre of the Italian Riviera.
marquis of eastern Liguria and count of Luni, powerful feudal lord of 10th-century Italy under King Berengar II and the Holy Roman emperor Otto I. His descendants, the Obertinghi, founded several...
It extends between Liguria and Tuscany (north and east) and the French island of Corsica (south).
www.britannica.com /search?query=Liguria&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (284 words)

 Salon Wanderlust | Passages: Enchanted Liguria
In "Enchanted Liguria," author David Downie and photographer Alison Harris present an intimate and altogether enchanting portrait of a region that is clearly for them one of the most beautiful and fascinating places on earth.
Liguria, located on the Mediterranean coast of Italy, near France, is rich in both maritime history and literary culture.
The region's spectacular topography and myriad micro-climates account for most of its culinary fragmentation; history and the celebrated reticence of the Ligurians explain the rest.
archive.salon.com /wlust/pass/1997/12/22pass.html   (1562 words)

 Sito della Regione Liguria - G8 - TOURISM
The statistical data are referring to the working activities of the hotel sector in Liguria.
By using the term «arrival», what is meant is clients asking for accommodation out of one of the hotel sector’s accommodation facilities; by using the term «tourist presence», what is meant is the total number of nights spent by clients in one of the many accommodation facilities.
These statistical data are up-to-dated every three months, and they are gathered in the four major Liguria’s cities and in their surrounding areas.
www.regione.liguria.it /inglese/numeri/index_tur.htm   (170 words)

 VirtualTourist.com - Liguria Tips - Pictures, Tips and Reviews
But it is done in such a perfect way, that even standing in a short distance, you may think, there are structures of stone instead of a totally even and flat wall.
Liguria was always well known for its skilled captains of the fast Sailingclippers and its Marine-schools and in the old times almost all of the population used to live on fishing.
These small altars, that you may see all over Liguria, were made in order to wish the sailors good luck and pray before going out on the sea.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/Italy/Liguria/Local_Customs-Liguria-BR-1.html   (858 words)

 ITALIA Regions of Italy - Liguria
Liguria, facing the Tyrrhenian Sea, forms an imposing arc, with the Gulf of Genoa in its center.
It is a mountainous and hilly region, which includes part of the Maritime Alps and the Ligurian Apennines, whose the spurs plunge almost everywhere into the sea, leaving scant space to the plains, which form a narrow coastline.
The inland, with Dolceacqua, Balardo, Portofino, one of the moist fascinating resorts in Liguria, San Fruttuoso, Punta Chiappa, the Natural Park of Capo Noli.
www.italiantourism.com /liguria.html   (272 words)

 Holidays in Liguria - Italy
Liguria is a coastal region in north-western Italy.
Provinces in Liguria : Imperia, Spezia and Savona
The Republic of Genoa, in full the Most Serene Republic of Genoa (known as the Ligurian Republic from 1798 to 1805) was an independent state in Liguria on the northwestern Italian coast from ca.
www.reiswijs.co.uk /destinations/europe/italy/liguria/liguria.html   (2050 words)

 WineCountry.it - Liguria Region Italy
In 1814 Liguria become a province of the Kingdom of Sardinia, but soon the fight for the unification of Italy began which Liguria contributed many important leaders such as Giuseppe Garibaldi and Giuseppe Mazzini.
After WWII, Liguria played an important role in the industrialization of Italy, contributing especially through communication and traffic in goods through the ports of Genoa, the biggest in Italy and one of the largest and busiest in all of the Mediterranean.
While the majority of wines produced in Piedmont and Tuscany are full-bodied red, Liguria specializes and excels in white wines that complement the delicate and zesty local cuisine which features a variety of seafood, mushrooms, aromatic herbs, walnuts, pastas and baked goods.
winecountry.it /regions/liguria   (580 words)

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