AskDefine | Define Riviera

Dictionary Definition

Riviera n : a coastal area between La Spezia in Italy and Cannes in France; "the Riviera contains some of Europe's most popular resorts"

Extensive Definition

Riviera is usually used in reference to a coastal area popular with tourists. Because of the worldwide popularity of the French Riviera and the Italian Riviera, it has become fashionable to attach the term to many scenic strands of coastland, particularly in warm areas, and usually with an eye to tourism. Places with this designation include:
Riviera can also refer to:
Riviera in Welsh: Riviera
Riviera in Danish: Rivieraen
Riviera in German: Riviera
Riviera in French: Riviera (homonymie)
Riviera in Korean: 리비에라
Riviera in Italian: Riviera
Riviera in Dutch: Rivièra
Riviera in Norwegian: Rivieraen
Riviera in Portuguese: Riviera
Riviera in Romanian: Riviera
Riviera in Russian: Ривьера (значения)
Riviera in Slovenian: Azurna obala
Riviera in Finnish: Riviera
Riviera in Swedish: Riviera

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