NERVI, a coast town of Liguria, Italy, in the province of Genoa, from which it is 75 m. S.E. by rail (also electric tramway), 82 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (1901) 3480 (town); 6317 (commune). It is much frequented as a winter resort. It is surrounded with groves of olives, oranges and lemons, and its villas have beautiful gardens. It is moister and less dusty than the western Riviera, and is especially in favour with those who suffer from lung complaints. At Quarto, 2\ m. N.W., 1000 Garibaldians (i mille) embarked for Marsala in 1860.
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