The Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Coast
The Ligurian Sea is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea, between the Italian Riviera (Liguria and Tuscany) and the islands of Corsica and Elba. The sea is named after the ancient Ligures people. The sea borders Italy, France, Monaco and Corsica, and to the southeast, the Tyrrhenian Sea. From the French/Italian border between Menton and Ventimiglia, all around to the Tuscan Archipelago, the coastline is dotted with many marina cities all around this “inner curve” of the sea. Genoa is the most prominent city in the area, though do also consider the coastline between San Remo and Savona; Rapallo to La Spezia/Massa and onward to Piombino and Elba. This northwest coast is noted for its scenic beauty and favourable climate all around stunning Liguria, Cinque Terre, Arcipelago Toscano (Elba, Giglio, Capraia, Montecristo, Pianosa, Giannutri and Gorgona.