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Porto Maurizio, fishing boats in Borgo Foce
Liguria, Italy
Copyright: Roberto scavino
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Roberto Scavino
Porto Maurizio, Borgo Foce
Arno Dietz
Porto Maurizio (Imperia)
Arno Dietz
Imperia
Carsten Arenz
Imperia Basilika San Maurizio 2
Carsten Arenz
Imperia Basilika San Maurizio 1
Arno Dietz
Pier Imperia
Carsten Arenz
Imperia - Harbor at Night
Carsten Arenz
Imperia - Harbor Pier
Carsten Arenz
Imperia - Harbor Entry Lighthouse
Roberto Scavino
Cranes at the Port of Oneglia
Roberto Scavino
Collegiate Church of Saint John the Baptist in Oneglia
Arno Dietz
Rocky Beach Oneglia
Melkan Bassil
Kfardebian Mzaar
Martin Kneth
On the Tsiribihina ferry to Belu
Martin Kneth
Baobab Alley near Morondava
Ignacio Duran de la Re
Palacio De Gobierno
Andrea Biffi
Musée départemental de l'Oise
Melkan Bassil
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Melkan Bassil
Deir An Natoura - A monastery by the sea
Marijan Marijanovic
View on Lukin fir and river Lim from hanging bridge
Wojciech Sadlej
Ruins of the summer palace of Prince Francis Xavier Drucki-Lubecki 1
Melkan Bassil
Jeita Grotto
Zibo Wei
Shwedagon
Melkan Bassil
Jupiter & Bacchus
Roberto Scavino
Piazza Castello at the corner of Viale 1° Maggio
Roberto Scavino
Albaretto Torre, Sant'Eufemia Church
Roberto Scavino
Susa, Piazza Savoia and its Heaven's Gate
Roberto Scavino
Brueckentor heidelberg
Roberto Scavino
Cherasco on the other side of the arch
Roberto Scavino
Menton en HDR, petit carré sur la rue Saint-Michel
Roberto Scavino
Castellamonte Castle, «Festa barocca per Amedeo»
Roberto Scavino
Piazza Vittorio Veneto at the corner of Via Giulia di Barolo
Roberto Scavino
Le tombeau de Janina Lewandowska, photo infrarouge
Roberto Scavino
Saorge en HDR, place Georges Clémenceau
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Arco del Belvedere, Cherasco
Roberto Scavino
Steyr, the bridge over Enns river
More About Liguria, Italy

Liguria borders France to the west, Piedmont to the north, and Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany to the east. It lies on the Ligurian Sea. Liguria is a narrow strip of land, enclosed between the sea and the Alps and the Apennines mountains, it is a winding arched extension from Ventimiglia to La Spezia and is one of the smallest regions in Italy. Its surface area is 5,416.03 square Kilometres, corresponding to 1.18% of the whole national surface area, with the following subdivision: 3524.08 kilometres mountain (65% of the total) and 891.95 square kilometres hill (35% of the total).Its shape is that of a thin strip of land, from 7 to 35 Km wide (respectively above Voltri and in the high mountain area around Imperia), on average about 240 Km long, lying in a semicircle around the Ligurian Sea and with convexity facing north; comprised between the sea and the watershed line of the Maritime Alps and the nothern Apennines, which at some points it crosses (for example in the Savona and Genoa mountains). Some mountains rise above 2000 m.; the watershed line runs at an average altitude of about 1.000 metres.The continental shelf, which is very narrow, goes down almost immeditely to considerable marine depths. The coastline is 315 Km long. Except for the Portovenere and Portofino promontories, it is generally not very jagged, and is often high and compact. At the mouths of the biggest watercourses there are small beaches, but there are no deep bays and natural harbours except for those of Genoa and La Spezia.The hydrographic system is made up of the short watercourses of a torrential kind. In the coastal part the most important are the Roja (in its lower course), the Nervia, and the Magra. On the inland side we find some tributaries of the Po: the two branches of the Bormida, the Scrivia and the Trebbia; there is not much water in these rivers, though the quantity increases greatly in rainy periods.The ring of hills, lying immediately beyond the coast, together with the beneficial influx of the sea, account for the mild climate the whole year round (with average winter temperatures of 7-10° and summer temperatures of 25-28°) which makes for a pleasant stay even in the heart of winter.Rainfall can be very abundant at times; mountains very close to the coast create an orographic effect, so Genoa can see up to 2000 mm of rain in a year; other areas instead show the normal values of the Mediterranean area (500-800 mm). Despite the high population density, woods cover half of the total area. Liguria's Natural Reserves cover 12% of the entire Region, i.e. around 60,000 hectares of land, and they are made up of one National Reserve, six large parks, two smaller parks and three nature reserves. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liguria