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LERICI

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 483 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LERICI, a village of Liguria, Italy, situated on the N.E. side of the Gulf of Spezia, about 12 M. E.S.E. of Spezia, and 4 M. W.S.W. of Sarzana by road, 17 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (1901) 9326. Its small harbour is guarded by an old castle, said to have been built by Tancred; in the middle ages it was the chief place on the gulf. S. Terenzo, a hamlet belonging to Lerici, was the residence of Shelley during his last days. Farther north-west is the Bay of Pertusola, with its large lead-smelting works.
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