The Italian Riviera - A glam spot suspendend between sky and sea
With its spectacular seaside and scenery, the Italian Riviera makes for one of the best wedding destinations in Italy. It lies in the narrow, crescent-shaped northwestern region of Liguria. It has nearly 200 miles of coastline stretching from the French Riviera (Côte d'Azur) to Tuscany.
Artists, writers and celebrities have been flocking to this glamorous destination since the 1800s. Lerici Bay was renamed The Gulf of Poets in honour of Byron and Shelley. In the Sixties Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra used to spend their holidays in the tiny but tony Portofino, a stylish little harbor village among the most scenic spots in Italy.
The jewel of the Italian Riviera are Cinque Terre (Five Lands), 5 unique picturesque old fishing villages with brightly coloured houses and gravity-defying olive groves overlooking turquoise waters: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare.