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SESTRI LEVANTE (anc. Segesta Tiguliorum)

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 702 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SESTRI LEVANTE (anc. Segesta Tiguliorum), a seaport of Liguria, Italy, in the province of Genoa, from which it is 282 m. distant by rail, 33 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (1901) 3034 (town); 12,038 (commune). It is both a summer and a winter resort, with fine views. Part of the town is situated on a promontory (230 ft.) between two bays. The ancient town was the port of exportation of the slate of the district, for we hear of a place called Tigulia or Tegulata on the coast-road; but we know practically nothing of the political condition of the district in Roman times.
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