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The Palio del Golfo in numbers

A journey through the Palio del Golfo and its history by following the numbers that have built the tradition. The competition between the fishing villages that Sunday, August 7, 2016 will be held in the waters of the Morin walk of La Spezia is certainly one of the most lively traditions and feel of La Spezia and surroundings. The Palio of the Gulf with its busy schedule of planned events is the time when all the villages gather in the city for a few days and also fill the the…

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Pinguini, libellule e orsi polari: animali segreti di Spezia

Some facades of the old town of La Spezia are decorated with small delights that come from the past and tell of a different city. Penguins, polar bears and dragonflies are the masters. There is a La Spezia that is not known. It is the city that hides the secret wonders of it art nouveau period. It is the city that, as with the fantastic futurist mosaics within the Post Office building, to be found with a little ‘patience and – after finding it – to be listened to. Only…

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Palio del Golfo: the villages light up the city with three days of passion

As of Friday, three days of passion for the Palio of the Gulf and the Sea Festival. Friday’s show is the beginning. Grand finale Sunday, when the Passeggiata Morin will host the first race and then the fireworks   The most awaited week of the year by the La Spezia villages is coming . Friday, August 5 , the 91st Palio del Golfo opens the dance. All the way to the fireworks that will light up the city at night Sunday, August 7 , the thirteen seaside villages will take…

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Ferris Wheel, celebrating the sea in la Spezia

For the second year, on the occasion of the Feast of the Sea, held on the Morin promenade the Ferris wheel. The city view from 22 meters above sea level. At the intersection bewtween the Morin Promenade and the Molo Italia dock – before the Capitaneria di porto palace – has been active for a few days the ferris wheel. Twenty-two meters high, the wheel has a lead role in the skyline of the walk to the sea waiting for the Palio and the Palio village (that will be takw…

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Margaret, the ship sleeping leaning to the dam

Sank on the night of 2 and 3 December 2005, the Georgian ship is still lying against the dam of La Spezia. Virtually invisible to the eyes, hiding  its story under the sea On the night of December 2, 2005 was a stormy night. The Gulf of Poets, usually very sheltered, has wrought a force 5 sea with a violent south-west wind with gusts that reached 50 knots. On this horde night, the ship Margaret – a Georgian cement of 84 meters in length – left from Genoa to reach the…

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Do in La Spezia Cinque Terre & more: four good reasons to visit La Spezia area

What to visit La Spezia and surroundings? While once the Cinque Terre were enough, now with the biological district, historic Sarzana and the new course of La Spezia if you go away too quickly, you risk making a big mistake. Cinque Terre are a delight to visit them – at least once in a lifetime – and basically a must see. The risk, though, is that they end up being the only tourist attraction of the territory of La Spezia, which has rather a lot to offer. Who wants to…

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Sales shopping in La Spezia: some tips

From July 1, summer sales in La Spezia started. Walking in town with a nice ice cream and getting the best deals, what can be better? In these days, walking in the streets of La Spezia and other centers of the area can give you the chance to get some really good shopping deals. All shops in town get rid of their summer collections to make space for their winter ones. And this is really good, because summer is definitely here so you can enjoy your brand new shopping wins…

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International Jazz Festival in La Spezia

The 48th International Jazz Festival of La Spezia is about to begin, with major events of music and literature who take place in the Gulf. The July 1 begins the International Jazz Festival, which for 48 years has been taking place in La Spezia and is the most traditional international appointment that gathers every year the most important interpreters of the musical genre. It is no coincidence that La Spezia is home to the Festival, provided that the jazz music scene has always been very lively in the city, especially…

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Dazed by the heat? What to do in La Spezia on hot days

Dazed by the heat? Five ideas on what to do in La Spezia on hot days, to resist heat between sea and mountains Summer is finally here. If we were complaining about rain and cold last week, now it’s starting to get really hot. Luckily La Spezia’s area, and its immediate surroundings, offer some possibilities to escape the heat. Below, we list the top five places to do so. 1 – On the rocks at the Carlo Alberto (or Cala ALberto), Palmaria Island St. Peter’s church in Portovenere before your…

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Midsummer Fair in La Spezia Migliarina

From Thursday, June 23 the three-day Midsummer Fair is on. During the early evening, after thirty years, the Batiston bonfire is back. & Nbsp; As per tradition, on the occasion of the occurrence of St. john’s day, the city disctrict of Migliarina dresses up: 23 to 25 June 2016 the area of Largo Marcantone and Via Sarzana host banquets for the traditional Midsummer fair. This year, however, the party will be complete: the bonfire of Batiston returns after 35 years to enrich the program of the fair. & Nbsp; Batiston…

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