A view of Cinque Terre
Map of Roman Liguria, between the River Var and Magra
Map of ancient Liguria, between the river Var and Magra. Cannes was annexed by France in Middle Ages.
County of Nice western part of Liguria annexed by France in 1860
The Roman amphitheatre of Luni (1st century AD)
Simonetta Vespucci, a native Ligurian who was a famous beauty during the Renaissance, may have been the model for Botticelli's The Birth of Venus
Territories of the Republic of Genoa (shown in purple)
Posthumous portrait of Christopher Columbus, by Sebastiano del Piombo
Reparation faite à Louis XIV par le Doge de Gênes.15 mai 1685 by Claude Guy Halle
Giuseppe Mazzini was a patriot, philosopher and politician of the 19th century.
Apricale with Monte Bignone in the background
The port of Genoa is the busiest in Italy.
Sanremo casino
View of Portovenere
Provinces of Liguria
Pasta with pesto is a traditional Ligurian recipe.

Region of north-western Italy; its capital is Genoa.

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Iron Age groups within the Italian peninsula. Liguria is located in the upper left corner of the map.
The languages of the Italian peninsula in the 3rd century BC. J.-C.. In pink, languages of non-Indo-European origins.
The N4 zone in purple corresponding to the Ligurian ethnic group. It is between the Var rivers in the West, the Po in the North, and the Magra in the East.
Roman Liguria, between the rivers of Var in the West, of Po in the North, and of Magra in the East.
Ancient Liguria. The ethnico-cultural boundaries were the rivers of Po, Var and Magra. The Roman Regio IX Liguria.
Antler hoes of Polada culture
Pre-historic pile dwellings settlements in northern Italy
Simplified map of the ancient tribes of Corsica
Areal of diffusion of Canagrate Culture
Etruscan expansion in the south Po Valley, and in Corsica
Celtic tribal groups of France, and the Ligurians to the east of the Var river in the Italian geographical area. The Var is an ethno-cultural separation between the Celtic populations of Western Europe in the west, and the Italic Mediterranean populations of southern Europe.
Reproduction of the Pulica helmet, revovered into an Apuani grave
Roman Italy, showing Liguria located between the rivers of the Var and Magra and Po.
Pertinax, Roman emperor in 193 A.D. from Alba Pompeia, Liguria.
Statue-menhir of a warrior revovered in Zignago
Montefortino type helmet
Seated warrior from Roquepertuse
Statue menhir from Lunigiana
The eastern hemisphere in the 3rd Century BC, prior to the Roman Republic's incorporation of Liguria (upper right).

The Ligures (singular Ligur; Italian: liguri; English: Ligurians; Greek: λιγούρες) were an ancient people after whom Liguria, a region of present-day north-western Italy, is named.

Apennine Mountains

The Apennines or Apennine Mountains ( or Ἀπέννινον ὄρος; Appenninus or Apenninus Mons – a singular with plural meaning; Appennini ) are a mountain range consisting of parallel smaller chains extending c. 1200 km along the length of peninsular Italy.

The plaque marking the Bocchetta di Altare
Monte Cimone (2165 m) in Emilia Romagna, is the highest mountain of the northern Apennines
Source of the Tiber, marked by a column with an eagle and wolves, part of the Apennine fauna and symbols of Rome
Gran Sasso and Campo Imperatore
Majella massif
The Monti Picentini, in the Campanian Apennines.
The Pizzo Carbonara, 6,493 feet (1,979 m), is the highest peak of the Sicilian Appenino siculo, which forms part of the Calabrian southern Apennines.
The Pietra di Bismantova, Emilian Apennines, Emilia-Romagna
A pillow lava from an ophiolite sequence, Northern Apennines
Corno Grande
Monte Vettore
Serra Dolcedorme, the highest summit in Southern Apennine

The mountains tend to be named from the province or provinces in which they are located; for example, the Ligurian Apennines are in Liguria.


The port and fleet of Genoa in the early 14th century, by Quinto Cenni
View of Genoa, published in 1483
Territories of the Republic of Genoa, around the Mediterranean & Black Sea coasts.
St. George's flag flying on the Doge's Palace in Genoa
Doge's Palace, ancient seat of the government of the oligarchic republic
Palace of Saint George, built in 1260
Medieval gates of Genoa are a rare survivor of the city's oldest buildings.
Royal Palace of Genoa, 16th century
St. Lawrence Cathedral
Santa Maria Assunta di Carignano
The Mirror Gallery of the Royal Palace
Via Garibaldi by night
Staglieno: A monumental cemetery
Arco della Vittoria
The galleon Neptune in the Old Harbour
The Porta Soprana
The gardens of Villa Durazzo-Pallavicini
Aquarium of Genoa and biosphere
San Benigno business district
Genoa exhibition centre
University of Genoa's main building
The Italian astronaut Franco Malerba
Buildings in the Erzelli GREAT campus
Panorama of port of Genoa
Genoa Airport, built on an artificial peninsula
Genova Brignole railway station
Genova Piazza Principe railway station
Portrait of a Young Man, by Albrecht Dürer. Gallery of Palazzo Rosso.
Sculpture in the Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno.
Golden Legend, 1290
The neoclassical Teatro Carlo Felice
Luigi Ferraris Stadium
Pesto, a popular Genoese sauce
Christopher Columbus
Corso Italia

Genoa (Genova, ), Zêna is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria and the sixth-largest city in Italy.


Church of San Michele Arcangelo.
Roman theatre.
View from bridge in Ventimiglia

Ventimiglia (Ventemiglia, Vintimiggia; Vintimille ; Ventemilha ) is a resort town in the province of Imperia, Liguria, northern Italy.

La Spezia

Map of La Spezia (German, late 19th-century).
The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, thirteenth century.
St. George Castle.
La Spezia port view
Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, 1862.

La Spezia (, or, ; A Spèza in the local Spezzino dialect) is the capital city of the province of La Spezia and is located at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the southern part of the Liguria region of Italy.


One of the 20 administrative regions of Italy, situated in the north of the country, comprising the historical regions of Emilia and Romagna.

Castle Estense in Ferrara
Relief map of Emilia-Romagna
Lagoons along the Po delta
Seat of the Regional Assembly of Emilia-Romagna in Bologna
Piazza del Popolo in Cesena
View of Bologna
Arch of Augustus in Rimini
Wheat fields in Province of Reggio Emilia
Ferrari 458 Spider.The provinces of Modena and Bologna are well known for their sport car industry
Bernardo Bertolucci's star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Barrels of traditional balsamic vinegar
Wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano
Val Trebbia, near Piacenza
Badlands of Canossa
Cimone Mount, in the Apennines
Hills around Bologna
Casentinesi Forests
Delta of the Po river

The history of Emilia-Romagna dates back to Roman times when the region of Emilia was ruled by imperial judges linked to the nearby regions of either Liguria or Tuscany.



Thornthwaite climate classification of Tuscany
Cinerary urns of the Villanovan culture
The Chimera of Arezzo, Etruscan bronze, 400 BC
Battle of Montaperti, 1260
Primavera (1482) by Botticelli
Hanging and burning of Girolamo Savonarola in Piazza della Signoria in Florence 1498 - Painting depicting Renaissance Florence
Map of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany
Memorial to the victims of the Sant'Anna di Stazzema massacre, in which 560 locals were murdered by Nazi Germans and Italian Fascists in 1944
Michelangelo's David
A painting from the Sienese School by Pietro Lorenzetti
Giacomo Puccini
Tuscan poet and literary figure Petrarch
An assortment of Tuscan foods: various wine and cheese, and different sorts of salamis and hams
Vineyards in the Chianti region
The Via de' Tornabuoni in Florence, the city's top fashion and shopping street, contains some of the world's most luxurious clothing and jewelry houses, such as Cartier, Ferragamo, Gucci, Versace and Bulgari
Sunflower field near Castiglione della Pescaia, Maremma
Tuscan landscape near Barga between the Apuan Alps and the Apennine Mountains
Lake Massaciuccoli
A view of the Chianti countryside
Balze di Volterra
Fallow deer in the Padule di Bolgheri
Arno river in Casentino
Hilly landscape in Val d'Orcia
Guido of Arezzo
A page from Fibonacci's Liber Abaci (1202)
Battle of Giglio (1241)
Dante Alighieri, author of the Divine Comedy
Leonardo da Vinci
Lorenzo de' Medici
Niccolò Machiavelli, author of The Prince
Amerigo Vespucci
Cosimo I de' Medici, first Grand Duke of Tuscany
Galileo Galilei
Pinocchio, created by Carlo Collodi (1883)
An Italian partisan in Florence (1944)
San Gimignano
Monte Argentario
Maremma Regional Park
Michelangelo's David

Roughly triangular in shape, Tuscany borders the regions of Liguria to the northwest, Emilia-Romagna to the north, Marche and Umbria to the east, and Lazio to the southeast.

Republic of Genoa

The Republic of Genoa in the early modern period
The Siege of Antioch, 1098.
The Republic of Genoa in the early modern period
Galata Tower (1348) in Galata, Istanbul.
Territories of the Republic of Genoa (economic influence areas shown in pink) around the mediterranean & Black Sea coasts, 1400, since the Codex Latinus Parisinus (1395).
The Genoese fortress in Sudak, Crimea.
Map showing the political divisions of Italy in 1499
A view of Genoa and its fleet by Christoforo de Grassi (1597 copy, after a drawing of 1481); Galata Museo del Mare, Genoa.
Genoese soldiers during the War of the Austrian Succession
The Palace of the Doges view from Piazza Matteotti.

The Republic of Genoa (Repúbrica de Zêna ; Repubblica di Genova; Res Publica Ianuensis) was a medieval and early modern maritime republic from the 11th century to 1797 in Liguria on the northwestern Italian coast.


A representation of Porto Maurizio in the early 1800s.
Porto Maurizio
Cathedral San Maurizio
Villa Grock
Autostrada dei Fiori (A10), crossing the valley above Oneglia

Imperia (Inpêia or Inpéria) is a coastal city and comune in the region of Liguria, Italy.

Ligurian Sea

Arm of the Mediterranean Sea.

The Ligurian Sea
The Ligurian Sea: in red the border according to International Hydrographic Organization, in blue the border according to Istituto Idrografico della Marina
La Spezia
Monterosso al Mare

It lies between the Italian Riviera (Liguria) and the island of Corsica.