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Stadomelli in Val di Vara speaks English with the Scottish Fest

Every summer the Stadomelli village hosts the Scottish Fest, a sign of a deep bond between the town of Val di Vara and the United Kingdom For some years, the summer of Stadomelli – small village in the municipality of Rocchetta Vara – lights to the sound of bagpipes and with the flavor of fish & amp; chips , rivers of beer and haggis for the Scottish Festival. “A Scottish celebration in Val di Vara?” One wonders, amazed. Yes, a Scottish celebration in Val di Vara and if one looks…

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La Scala dei Condannati: la bellezza maledetta della Palmaria

La Scala dei Condannati sale dal Terrizzo fino alla vetta dell’Isola Palmaria. Una camminata lungo la strada percorsa dagli ergastolani impegnati nei lavori forzati per la costruzione di Forte Cavour   L’arcipelago spezzino racchiude – nelle sue tre piccole isole – più di un motivo di fascino e di interesse. La Palmaria, che già si lascia apprezzare per la limpidezza delle acque e la natura selvaggia, è un’ottima meta non solo per i bagnanti, ma anche per chi ama il trekking. Tra i vari percorsi che attraversano la superficie dell’isola,…

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The Stair of the Doomed: cursed beauty on the Palmaria Island

The Stair of the Doomed climbs from the Terrizzo to the Palmaria Island top. A walk along the route used by the the prisoners convicted to forced labor for the construction of Forte Cavour The archipelago of La Spezia includes – with its three small islands – more than one reason of charm and interest. The Palmaria Island, which already can be appreciated for its beautiful clear waters and wildlife, is an excellent destination not only for swimming, but also for those who love hiking. Among the various paths that…

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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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Ruota panoramica: al molo emozioni da Luna Park

Per il secondo anno, in occasione della Festa del Mare, allestita in passeggiata Morin la ruota panoramica. La città vista da 22 metri d’altezza   All’incrocio tra passeggiata Morin e il molo Italia – davanti il palazzo della Capitaneria di Porto – è attiva da qualche giorno la ruota panoramica. Ventidue metri di altezza, la ruota veste il ruolo da protagonista nello skyline della passeggiata a mare in attesa del Palio e del villaggio del Palio (che sarà presente sul lungomare dal 26 luglio al 7 agosto).   Quanto costa…

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The Tinetto Island: much more than a cliff!

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, its surface area is so reduced that it is often referred to as just a rock. Yet this rock has such uniqueness – in natural and historical terms – it can be considered one of…

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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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Odissea e Iliade, racconti mediterranei all'anfiteatro

Nella atmosfera dal fascino unico dell’Anfiteatro di Luni, domani 2 Luglio parte Il Portus Lunae Art Festival, per raccontarci il mediterraneo come inizio di tutto. A partire da domani 2 Luglio l’appuntamento è con l’antichità, raccontata da voci importanti come Tullio Solenghi, Massimo Cacciari, Moni Ovadia. Nello scenario unico dell’anfiteatro di Luni all’ora del tramonto, alcuni canti dell’Odissea e dell’Iliade sono “Il Racconto mediterraneo”, per scoprire nelle parole e nell’atmosfera intorno a noi l’origine di tutto, anche della nostra attualità più contingente. Luni del mare Mediterraneo è stata una protagonista…

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Odissey and Iliad, two mediterranean tales

In the atmosphere of unique charm of the Amphitheatre of Luni, tomorrow July 2 starts the Portus Lunae Art Festival, to tell us about the Mediterranean Sea as the beginning of everything. Starting tomorrow July 2, the appointment is with antiquity, told by important voices like Tullio Solenghi, Massimo Cacciari, Moni Ovadia. In the unique setting of the amphitheater of Luni at sunset, some of the Iliad and the Odyssey songs are “The Mediterranean Tale”, to find the words and the atmosphere around us the origin of everything, even our…

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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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