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I can't find a consensus in dictionaries on the accepted plural form of the word Riviera.

Is it I'm going to see all of the Riviera of the world or I'm going to see all of the Rivieras of the world?

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To distinguish a riviera from a Riviera, it should probably be lowercase:

1. a resort area along the Mediterranean coast, extending from Saint Tropez, in SE France, to La Spezia, in NW Italy. See Côte d'Azur.
2. ( often lowercase ) any similar coastal resort area: the Florida riviera.

No less than four results come up when googling "plural of riviera"; two are irrelevant. This site suggests rivieras as the plural form:

The plural form of riviera is rivieras.

And the other site does as well:

Rivieras is the plural of Riviera

I would, in the absence of contradiction, follow English instinct and simply say rivieras, now that it's been naturalized to English.

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