Riviera

Riviera

Riviera is an Italian term originally used from the Middle Ages to indicate the coast of Liguria, eventually popularised as the "Italian riviera". The term is now more generally applied to any coastal area popular with tourists, particularly in warm areas. The two places traditionally designated as "riviera" are:

* The Italian Riviera, the northwesternmost coast of Italy, in the Region of Liguria, bordering France.
* The French Riviera, the southeasternmost coast of France, the westward continuation of the Italian Riviera.

Other uses of the term include:

*Austrian Riviera
*Budva Riviera, in Montenegro
*Bulgarian Riviera, Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast
*Emerald Coast, a region of Florida near Panama City also called the "Redneck Riviera" or "Emerald Riviera"
*English Riviera, Torbay in the south of England
*Long Beach, New York, once known as "The Riviera of the East"
*Riviera Maya
*Redneck Riviera, a colloquial term for the Southern US coast from Mobile, Alabama to Apalachicola, Florida
*Mexican Riviera
*Miami Beach, Florida, also known as "The American Riviera"
*Pondicherry, India, known as "La Côte d'Azur de l'Est" ("The French Riviera of the East")
*Red Sea Riviera
*Rockaway Beach, Queens, once called the "Irish Riviera"
*Santa Barbara, California, sometimes called the "American Riviera"
* The South Shore (Massachusetts), also known jocularly as an "Irish Riviera"
*Turkish Riviera, also known as the "Turquoise Coast"

Riviera can also refer to:
*Riviera (hotel and casino) ("The Riv"), a resort on the Las Vegas Strip
*"", a Wonderswan Color role-playing game that was ported to Game Boy Advance and PlayStation Portable
*Buick Riviera, a luxury car built from 1963-1999
*Riviera Country Club, a country club in Pacific Palisades, California, notable for its golf course
* Riviera (company), an Australian pleasure boat building company
*"La Spiaggia" ("The Riviera"), a 1954 Italian movie
*"Riviera" (1987 film), a 1987 made-for-television American film
*"Riviera" (2005 film), a 2005 French film
*"Riviera" (television), a 1991 French television series
*Riviera (song), a song written and composed by Cy Coleman and Joseph McCarthy, Jr. in 1956 and performed by Mabel Mercer or Blossom Dearie
*A model of guitar manufactured by Epiphone.


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