Ligurian Sea


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Ligurian Sea

(lĭgyo͝or`ēən), arm of the Mediterranean Sea, between the Ligurian coast (Italian Riviera) and the islands of Corsica and Elba; the Gulf of Genoa is its northernmost part. The sea receives the Arno River from the east. The ports of Genoa, La Spezia, and Livorno are on its rocky coast. The sea's northwest coast is noted for its favorable climate and scenic beauty.

Ligurian Sea

 

part of the Mediterranean Sea between the islands of Corsica and Elba and the coasts of France and Italy. It contains the large Gulf of Genoa. Depths exceed 2,500 m. Semidiurnal tides measure 0.3 m. The coast of the Ligurian Sea is an important resort region (the Italian and French rivieras). Chief ports are Genoa, Leghorn, La Spezia (Italy), and Nice (France).

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From the 1920s different proposals for the construction of a motorway from Liguria to the industrial cities of northern Italy were aired, also involving foreign interests, in a connection along the seventh meridian, linking Hamburg with the Ligurian Sea. (14) (see Figure 4) Savona harbour, despite enjoying a lower volume of traffic than Genoa (Genova), experienced a marked increase in traffic during the 1920s and 1930s, linked with parallel industrial development and with the growth of the nearby port of Vado (4 km west of Savona), where specialist facilities for unloading coal and the by-products of oil were sited.
Located about 130 kilometers south of Genoa, the Cinque Terre's five small villages--each with its own old-European charm--are nestled on the sides of mountains whose sheer cliffs rise from the depths of the Ligurian Sea. Centuries-old footpaths connect the villages and wind through vineyards, olive groves and orchards.
Christopher gazes out at the Ligurian Sea as trading vessels enter the port of Genoa.
Of all the shore excursions during our Windstar cruise of the Ligurian Sea, the day in Cotes de Provence was most memorable.
The Tuscan seaport of Piombino, at the south end of a peninsula in the Ligurian Sea, is the nearest point on the mainland to Elba.
She hopped to the bar to make us a drink while we watched the radiant rays of the setting sun in the gold mountain distance and on the blue foreground of the Ligurian Sea.
In the spring of 1913 Lawrence and Frieda returned north to Bavaria and eventually to England; in September they made their way separately again back to Italy to spend a second winter there, at Fiascherino on the Ligurian Sea. The Cambridge edition includes another previously unpublished essay, With the Guns, describing an artillery practice which Lawrence witnessed on his return journey to Italy in 1913.