The Ligurian Sea is part of the Mediterranean Sea and is located between the Ligurian Riviera and the island of Corsica. It borders the Tyrrhenian Sea to the east and the Gulf of Lion in the west. The sea has a surface area of around 80,000 km2. It is theorised that the sea is named after the Ligurians, an ancient population that also gave name to the bordering Italian province. The largest city bordering the sea is Genoa, a beautiful historic city. The northwest coast of the Ligurian Sea is known for the scenic beauty and warm climate, making it a prominent tourist attraction.