This apartment is charming. Lorena, the host, shows great care for her guests, adorning the apartment with fresh flowers and fresh herbs. She is very responsive and keeps in close contact on the day of arrival so guests feel welcome and confident they will have a stress-free check-in. The apartment has excellent appliances and amenities and makes a visitor feel at home. Cooking is a pleasure, if you so wish, as spices, oil and herbs are supplied. The location is perfect; just a few blocks from the train station on a wonderful pedestrian street. Walk to the harbor, a short distance, and catch a boat to visit the Cinque Terre. After speaking with a tourist office, we chose to visit both by boat and by train and are very happy we did. Yes, one of the reviews said the shower is quite small, but this is a historic building. The entire inside of the apartment is modern, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. We could only stay 1 week this trip, but would return to beautiful La Spezia in a heartbeat and stay in this wonderful apartment for a longer time, given the opportunity. Thank you Lorena for making our stay so very special.