But with a head sea and a Mediterranean gale howling down from the gorges of the Ligurian Alps, that thing wasn't so easy.
The Ligurian question is still more complex than the Iberian.
As long as fortis Etruria crevit, Fsul must always have held its own as a frontier post against the Ligurian foe.
The title was re-established in 1802 for the Ligurian Republic, but was abolished in 1805.
To her ancient principalities succeeded the Cisalpine republic, and the Ligurian republic, and the Parthenopean republic.
Nor does every inner village of Italy hold a bell-tune of its own; the custom is Ligurian.
The Corsair Dragutte, a buccaneer of romantic days, came along and plundered these Ligurian towns as often as he felt like it.
These are identified with the Ligurian race, and their most typical modern representatives are the Auvergnats and Savoyards.
Here are bred the horses and mules known as ginni, and here too are wrought the Ligurian tunics and saga.
Their linguistic neighbours were Ligurian in the south and south-west, and the Veneti on the east.