La Spezia Carnival traditions

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La Spezia Carnival floats get back to town, with a big street party. Meet Batiston, the guy who wanted the throne as King of the Carnival. A brief history of the traditional mask of La Spezia. Naples has Pulcinella, Venice has Pantalone and Colombina, Viareggio has Burlamacco, Bologna has Balanzone, Arlecchino is from Bergamo and […]

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The FAI days: 3 suggestions of industrial architecture in Italy

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This weekend the national FAI Autumn Days are back, with many cultural assets to visit throughout Italy! The traditional opening of public places normally closed to visitors, will take place on 12 and 13 October, and as always will have a particular preference of cultural heritage buildings unknown even to those who live a short […]

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Palio del Golfo La Spezia 2019

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La Spezia in these days celebrates one of the most beautiful festivals, the Festa del Mare, with the Palio del Golfo, which sees the villages of the Gulf of Spezia competing in a race of strokes in the waters in front of the city. A heartfelt race, which is said to draw its origins from […]

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The numbers of the Palio del Golfo

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Fezzano is the winner of the 2018’s Palio del Golfo edition. What are the numbers of this old La Spezia’s tradition, set by the Gulf’s fishers?

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Retrospective on Barry Feinstein at the Carispezia Foundation

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In the Carispezia Foundation, from April 14 until June 30, 2019, some of the most iconic shots by the American photographer are on display. In front of the lens of Barry Feinstein the greatest celebrities of Hollywood and of music not only made in the USA have come and gone. Between the 50s and 70s […]

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Th san Giuseppe Fair Explained explained to non-locals

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Who was not born in La Spezia struggles to understand the “fair of San Giuseppe” phenomenon, three days in which La Spezia goes mad and banquets are assaulted even by people who do not care about shopping. Here’s how to explain what happens to the city around March 19th. The San Giuseppe Fair is an […]

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Farinata, oro che non luccica

Farinata: gold that doesn’t shine!

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La farinata, queen of poor yet reach in flavor cuisine Don’t call it “cecina”, nor “torta”, or “caldacalda”:  there are many dishes made from chickpea flour throughout Italy, but here it is called Farinata (fainà). And here it is much more than a simple dish: in La Spezia cooking, farinata is a real landmark, a […]

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10 cose da fare alla Spezia

10 things to see in La Spezia – One day in La Spezia

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With the cruise ships in the city and the international success of the Cinque Terre, the number of tourists who are in La Spezia grows as in a passage to be interpreted. Better to quickly reach the station to take the train to the Cinque Terre or be surprised by the city? Sometimes a little […]

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A young world

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The exhibition of the Carispezia Foundation collects the work of the photographers of the Magnum Photos, one of the largest international photo agencies to tell the young generation in various eras of the last 70 years. Starting from the one that was young for everyone: the twenties in the 50s of the twentieth century. “We […]

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Raftideda: the art of recycling that tells the sea

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Tiziano and Davide Illiano bring the works of poor art and recycling to the DoInItaly Local Shop In their works, made in the laboratory of La Spezia and until now only visible on the markets of crafts, those who love the sea can recognize, breathe, admire it in the moonlight or in the creatures that inhabit it. […]

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