Whether seeking natural scenery or cultural pursuits, visitors who choose to land on La Spezia’s coast have both to enjoy.
They will find scenery galore in the Cinque Terre national and Montemarcello-Magra regional parks, in the two green lungs surrounding the Vara and Magra rivers and in the spellbinding Ligurian archipelago. And they will have culture to pursue as well in La Spezia’s rich artistic heritage and museum network: the Amedeo Lia Museum, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Naval Museum and the Museum of the Lunigiana Stele Statues. They will also find a captivating blend of the two in towns of renown like Sarzana, Lerici and Porto Venere.
Visitors coming ashore at La Spezia can choose to linger there and admire the city, with its many shops and the inviting gourmet trails in which the large pedestrian precinct abounds, and its deservedly famous surroundings, or opt to spend some time visiting major heritage cities, such as Pisa, Florence, Lucca and Parma, all of which are within an hour’s journey of La Spezia.
Whatever the choice, landing in La Spezia they will find themselves in the midst of a land of age-old traditions and a thousand different facets, with the power to enchant and come up to the highest expectations.
Must see tourist attractions
• Porto Venere (30min by bus)
• Lerici (20min by bus)
• Cinque Terre (15min by train/30min by bus)
• Pisa (60min by bus)
• Florence (90min by bus)