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Italy is not yet overbuilt with huge malls. There are still thousands of small shops of any kind, boutiques, restaurants, cafeterias and it never gets boring when you explore a town. Lots of Italian culture, great food and some streets lined with orange trees in...More
La Spezia has a nice city centre.
It’s a 10-15 min walk from the cruise port. Just walk along the yacht harbour under the lovely palm trees for some sun shade.
Turn right at the end, cross the street and just move in straight forwards...More
We walked this town and explored the buildings, they are so beautifully made, the architecture and all the details of the time they were made, tells some stories.
Lovely to see how they made the buldings way back in time.
There are many old houses...More
Most guidebooks emphasized ignore La Spezia. The two main groups of tourists visit the city: transit visitors to the Cinque Terre and the passengers of cruise liners. The historic centre of La Spezia is almost lost. During World War II Italian battleships type "Littorio" were...More
We needed a break from the very touristy towns in Cinque Terra so we took the short train ride to La Spezia.
What we found was a very nice way to spend 1/2 a day walking down the pedestrian mall to the harbour and then...More
We have been here with a cruise, and instead having another trip to Florence or Pisa (which are actually quite far away, and we had been there anyway) we decided to have a look at this old town. It is absolutely worth, everything is in...More
The Centro Storico of La Spezia is a lovely area. There are some nice buildings, monuments, sculptures, fountains, but also some public spaces for people to either sit and relax or walk around and do some much needed window shopping.