Top 10 Things to do in La Spezia, Italy

August 27, 2017 Etsuko Causey

La Spezia (Italian: [la ˈspɛttsja] ( listen); A Spèza in the local dialect of Ligurian), at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.
Restaurants in La Spezia

1. Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere

Via Garibaldi, 9, 19025, La Spezia, Italy +39 0187 794823
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5 based on 689 reviews

Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere

Reviewed By Dimitris L - Sydney, Australia

Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere must be one of the most beautiful natural areas we have visited. The mountain, the sea, the houses on the cliffs and on the coast, the cafes and the restaurants, and the hospitable locals, and the nice non-locals, make this a really great place to visit. This has to be experienced to be truly appreciated. We went there for one day and absolutely enjoyed every minute of it. Porto Venere is a remarkably stunning place.

19025, Porto Venere, Italy +39 0187 790691
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Portovenere

Reviewed By LadyDarcy - Knoxville, Tennessee

I liked Portovenere better than the CinqueTerra towns! It was beautiful, with lovely views of the Med Sea, and little areas to walk and churches to see and lovely places to eat! Portovenere can be used as a jumping-off spot for seeing CT. From here, we rented a boat (and driver) and drove by all of CT, stopping at 3 of the towns. Still, lunch by the sea in Portovenere cannot be beat!

3. Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours

Vico Chiuso Marina 47, 19017 Manarola, Italy
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5 based on 258 reviews

Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours

Guided boat tours around Cinque Terre. Snorkeling during the morning tour, sunset view during the afternoon tour.

Reviewed By Luvtravel2015 - Winnipeg, Canada

We had a wonderful evening cruising the Cinque Terre shoreline. Seeing the towns from the water in the evening light was spectacular. Daniele was informative, and funny. We really enjoyed his humour, his stories and learning about the history about the area. Thank you Daniele for a great evening!!

4. Museo Civico Amedeo Lia

Via del Prione 234, 19121, La Spezia, Italy +39-187-731100
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4.5 based on 153 reviews

Museo Civico Amedeo Lia

The "Amedeo Lia" museum is located in the old convent of the minimites of St. Francis from Paola, who settled in the town of la Spezia in about 1620. The collection includes about 1200 works of all kinds, classical, late antique, mediaeval, up to the 18th century. There are paintings, miniatures, bronze, copper, ivory and wooden statues, glassware, tin-glazed pottery and art objects which document the taste and culture of Italian and European art.

Reviewed By hyphen3121 - Melbourne, Australia

We were staying across the way from the Lia so it was no effort to go there. It is a beautifully presented gallery and yes, prevous reviewers... its is dominated by religuous works. However, amongst the paintings are artefacts of glass and metal that date back to the 1200s and more and there is value is spending some time looking at such amazing historical pieces in air conditioned comfort.

5. San Pietro Church

Lungo Calata Doria, 19018, Porto Venere, Italy +39 0187 790684
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4.5 based on 684 reviews

San Pietro Church

Reviewed By calota - california

I believe this church dates back to the 1200's. The walk up to the church is very interesting, with the Grotta Byron on the right as you approach the church. The inside of the church was simple, and the views from the top were incredible. We took the ferry to Porto Venere, and the view of the church from the water was impressive.

6. Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia

Viale Giovanni Amendola 1, 19121, La Spezia, Italy +39 0187 770750
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4 based on 417 reviews

Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia

Reviewed By pauline a - Basse-Normandie, France

We discovered this Naval Museum, next to the military and naval dockyards in La Spezia, and were surprised to be charged only 1,55 € each to go in. It has a really good collection of exhibits, ranging from original manned torpedos from WW2, to large scale models of old sailing ships. There was an unusually comprehensive exhibition of naval artillery, and further exhibits, including a submarine, in the grounds outside.

7. Ponte Thaon di Revel

19100, La Spezia, Italy
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4 based on 306 reviews

Ponte Thaon di Revel

Reviewed By Skeney57 - Sydney, Australia

Great design and pretty snazzy looking bridge (Ponte) and I have no history to impart. Links the foreshore to the man made Marina (Mirabella) and opens for small skiffs with large masts !! We lucked in on a raising, with alarms, bells & flashing lights and it blocked access for over 10 minutes but it was a pleasant interlude on an afternoon stroll !

8. Castello di San Giorgio

XXVII Marzo | 19121, La Spezia, Italy +39 0187 751142
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4 based on 251 reviews

Castello di San Giorgio

Reviewed By Rodman100 - Wellington, New Zealand

You can catch 2 lifts to get to the castle or walk up several flights of steps. There are Roman exhibits including a few mosaics as well as some Egyptian exhibits. The displays are all in Italian. There are good city views from the top of the ramparts.

9. Via del Prione

Via del Prione, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
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Via del Prione

Reviewed By VadimM67 - Murmansk, Russia

The street name comes from the place name "Prion" - large stone which climbed the auctioneer who sold the goods. The current street looked like otherwise before. There were the warehouses, the macaroni factory, come true product wholesale right here. The old via del Prione did not survive the bombing of 1943-44. Via del Prione now connects the station to the port. Now it is walking street, full of shops and restaurants. City theatre is here also. The main square is Piazza Garibaldi. Don't look for it on a monument to the great revolutionary - it stands next to the port. Instead, there`s a strange modern monument identified as chopped egg. Sculptor Viliano Tarabella had in mind quite another. It turns out to be sail. Somehow inflated in opposite directions. I understand that the winds, but such way?

10. Monumento a Garibaldi

Via Aulo Persio Flacco 19, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
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4 based on 83 reviews

Monumento a Garibaldi

Reviewed By Manuela L - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Near the port in La Spezia, is the nice horseman monument in honour of Guiseppe Garibaldi (1870) he fighted for the agreement of Italy; He was the leader of Italien 's freecrowd people, I think.; a nice park is around with benchs.

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