Liguria, the Italian Riviera, and the Cinque Terre in Italy

Liguria is the northwestern coastal strip of Italy, curling from the Apuan Alps of Tuscany, across the underbelly of Piemonte, and right up to the border with France's Côte d'Azur.

Liguria is home of the bustling port city of Genoa, the resort towns of the Italian Riviera (Sanremo, Portofino, Rapallo), and the famous string of fishing villages known as the Cinque Terre connected by hikable goat paths.

Liguria is famous for its pesto sauce, Christopher Columbus, French-inflected resorts (all regimented beach umbrellas, casinos, and arts frstivals), and foccacia sandwiches.

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