Stella Maris warns sailors of the rocks underwater - ph. Marcello Di Francesco

The Tinetto Island: much more than a cliff!

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An ancient convent, a kind of lizard that lives only on its surface and a statue that saves seafarers: Tinetto island is small but infinitely rich At the end of the archipelago of La Spezia, Tinetto is a small island separated from the bigger Tino island by no more than one hundred meters of sea, […]

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The golden butterfly of Monti San Lorenzo: Prehistoric mystery in Lerici

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In Monti San Lorenzo prehistoric site, every year a megalithic stones group offers the magic of a light throttle at sunsetting. A story that comes from prehistoric times. Important traces of ancient and mysterious civilizations are present in La Spezia and one of their most extraordinary and unique testimonies are the menhirs located in Monti […]

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Not just the sea. La Spezia has (at least) 4 fabulous inland paradises

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The “orange flag” award of the Touring Club certifies excellence in the offer and the quality of the small inland towns. In the area of La Spezia 4 villages earned it. Featuring sustainable tourism and high-level quality services: the Italian Orange Flag of the Touring Club is assigned to the small Italian inland centers that can […]

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Hiking from Campiglia to Portovenere, just like heaven

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The only thing I miss of Italy is going down to the sea along the path from Campiglia to Portovenere. This is what always repeats a friend who has been living abroad for a long time. Words that might seem corny and full of melancholy, but which say it all, without saying precisely all that […]

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Acciughe fritte e vino, semplicce aperitivo

3 reasons why the Ligurian cuisine is not a simple one

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Measured in condiments and mild in flavor, the Ligurian cuisine is called “cucina povera” by those who misunderstands it, as simplicity is actually its wealth. The beauty of Italy is also made by what it can put on the table: there is no Italian region that does not have some culinary specialties known throughout the […]

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3 things to I would do in La Spezia if I was a cruise passenger

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Cruise passengers seem to be kind of lost in the city? What if I was a cruise passenger in La Spezia, what would I do? Three ideas on what to do if you choose to stay in the city. And if I was a cruise passenger in La Spezia? What would I do? Too short […]

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La leggenda della cattedrale di Sarzana

The sword in the Stone? It is a legend of Sarzana

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In the facade of the Sarzana’s cathedral is stuck the grip of a mysterious sword. It’s just a sundial or something else? The story of Sarzana is very long and rich. Between the folds of the centuries are also some mysteries that no one – even today – was able to give a definite answer.An […]

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Two absolutely stunning staires to climb (if you are trained): Monesteroli and Punta Corvo

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Punta Corvo and Monesteroli, unique beauty destinations on the opposite ends of the Gulf of Poets united by one detail: the challenging stairs to reach them. Liguria is not a simple destination; it is generous in beauty but also in challenges. Even in the far east of the region, in the La Spezia area, some of […]

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Guvano beach, the myth of the naturist beach in Cinque Terre

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Today difficult to reach and threatened by landslide risk, between naturism and legend, the Guvano beach is in the Cinque Terre History Guvano Beach at sunset time – Ph. Spezzino Vero Looking for a beach in the Cinque Terre in the area of La Spezia, sooner or later you hear about the Guvano beach (do […]

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The cove of Lerici and the Fossola church: two secrets places in La Spezia even for locals

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The Cove of Lerici and the Church of the Guardian Angels in Fossola: often little known dream places, even to locals The Gulf of the Poets and the La Spezia area have many wonderful hidden corners. Most are very popular, others are almost ignored by beachgoers, and many are not easy to reach, even for […]

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