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International Jazz Festival of La Spezia 2018

Americana, a journey into jazz in memory of Martin Luther King La Spezia International Jazz Festival turns 50 The 23rd of July begins the La Spezia Jazz Festival, which has been taking place in La Spezia for over 50 years and brings together every year the most important performers of international jazz. It is certainly no coincidence that Spezia is the venue of the Festival, the jazz music scene has always been very lively in the city, thanks to the work of the Sprugolean Jazz band of Tiberio Nicola, founder…

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Liguria da Bere 2018: street wine festival in La Spezia

the Liguria da Bere drinking Bag From tomorrow 29th of June to the 1st of July the Wine Street Festival Liguria da Bere gets back to La Spezia Liguria da Bere is one of the most popular events in the summer of La Spezia as well as one of the main promotional events in the local wine production sector, putting together the Riviera producers, consumers and wine lovers. In the very center of La Spezia city, the routes are filled with wine and food tasting stands: the best way to…

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The Saint Joseph Fair in La Spezia

The San Giuseppe Fair 2018 arrives, “highlight” of spring in the city, celebrating San Giuseppe patron, with its long-awaited white night of music and museums. From almost all the La Spezia people the Fair is expected with trepidation: tradition has it that it abounds porchetta, sausages, crispy, zeppole and brigidini. The fair announces that spring is now full, that begins the most beautiful season to stay out and enjoy the days that stretch. The 2018 fair will take place between Saturday 17 and Monday 19 March between 8am and 8pm,…

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Batiston, the roots of La Spezia carnival

Batiston, a true La Spezia local aiming at being the king of Carnival. A short story of the traditional mask from La Spezia. In Neaple Pulcinella, Venezia has its Pantalone and Colombina, Viareggio has Burlamacco, Bologna its Balanzone, Arlecchino is from Bergano and Gianduia from Turin, Baciccia goes around Genova. It’s very clear that Carnival is spread in Italy throughout Italy, but what is the traditional mask of La Spezia? Starting from the fact that in the eastern Liguria the carnival doesn’t seem to be essential as it is in…

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Visit of the Technical Naval Museum in La Spezia

Many visitors in wish to see the Naval Base and arsenal of the city, but the Technical and Naval Museum of La Spezia next to it is is definitely worth a visit. La Spezia naval base is since 1870 one of the main Navy ports in Italy, but visiting it is not possible for security reasons. Yet, those who are interested in the navy and telecommunication history can definitely enjoy a visit to the Technical Naval Museum in La Spezia, right next to the base. Specially kids will love the…

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Palio del Golfo, here we are!

The 92nd Palio del Golfo is approaching: La Spezia city and the townships are preparing various celebrations. Like every year, on the first Sunday of August comes the race that passionate the city of Spezia and the Sea Villages. The race of the Palio of the Gulf sees 13 teams competing, the townships, for 92 years in the waters in front of the Passeggiata Morin and passionate the souls of the participants and the public, always flocking in large number. The Palio flag prize, designed by the artist Tomaino in…

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Il Batiston accende la fiera di San Giovanni a Migliarina

Il Batiston, i banchetti, la fiera di beneficenza e tanti spettacoli: a Migliarina arriva la fiera di San Giovanni. Il programma di tre giorni di festa   Come da tradizione in occasione dell’occorrenza di San Giovanni, Migliarina si veste a festa: dal 23 al 25 giugno 2017, infatti, Largo Marcantone e via Sarzana ospiteranno i banchetti per la tradizionale fiera di San Giovanni. Evento clou dei festeggiamenti, dopo il ritorno dello scorso anno, è il falò del Batiston (verdì 23 giugno alle 21.30, nel piazzale della chiesa). Batiston: alle 21.30 si accende la tradizione Tornato…

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The Madonna dell'Olmo

On the second weekend of May, the Fabiano village celebrates the Madonna dell’Olmo, one of the most important Holy Mary’s festivity in the area. The origin of the cult dates back to the end of the seventeenth century, when an unknown painter painted on a slate slab an image of the Madonna with the child Jesus, St. Joseph and a second saint, today identified with St. Nicholas, Venerated by the local community, and considered miraculous. There are written documents of the time between Bishop Spinola and Don Giovambattista Carassale, who…

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Amerigo Vespucci: the most beautiful ship in the world

The most beautiful ship in the world based in La Spezia: launched in 1931, the Amerigo Vespucci is symbol of Italian excellence on the sea. A jewel that locals often see in La Spezia sea. The Amerigo Vespucci – the symbol of the world navies – is based in La Spezia. The Italian navy’s training ship, older Italian naval unit still in use, is assigned to La Spezia’s arsenal . From 1931 to today, much water has passed under her sails, and yet – recently undergone reorganization interventions – is…

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Gli spezzini e la fiera: tipologia dello spezzino doc

Chi la ama e chi la odia. Ecco come la fiera può essere utilizzata per categorizzare gli spezzini. Una veloce tipologia degli spezzini veri.   Un’altra fiera va in archivio, spalancando le porte alla bella stagione e portandosi dietro il consueto delirio di brigidini, porchetta, bancarelle, folla e croccante. Cosa ci lascia? Un po’ di stanchezza, qualche emozione, ma soprattutto la conferma che gli spezzini hanno un rapporto strano con la fiera di San Giuseppe. Non tutti gli spezzini vivono i tre (o quattro giorni di San Giuseppe) allo stesso…

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