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Riviera, pronounced [riˈvjɛːra], is an Italian word which means "coastline",[1][2] ultimately derived from Latin ripa, through Ligurian rivea.[3] It came to be applied as a proper name to the coast of Liguria, in the form riviera ligure, then shortened to riviera, the two areas currently known in English as "The Riviera" without additional qualification are:

Riviera may be also applied to any coastline, especially one that is sunny, topographically diverse and popular with tourists.[1][2] Such places called Riviera include:



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  1. ^ a b "riviera". Chambers Concise Dictionary. New Delhi: Allied Chambers. 2004. p. 1045. ISBN 979-8186-06236-3. 
  2. ^ a b Kolb, Martina (2013). Nietzsche, Freud, Benn, and the Azure Spell of Liguria. Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-4426-4329-1. 
  3. ^ Niccoli, Alessandro (1970). "Riviera". Enciclopedia Dantesca (in Italian).