Scalinata CErnaia, una delle scalinate di Spezia - Ph. Tiziano Riva

Climbing up La Spezia Stairs

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It might seem too much to compare La Spezia to Paris, but even if on a smaller scale, some of the city center’s streets, buildings, and stairs built in the nineteenth century resemble the contemporary urban style of Paris. It is the Art Nouveau, the “Liberty” style in Italy. With the development of the naval […]

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Is La Spezia worth a visit? Hell Yeah!

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What to visit in La Spezia and surroundings? While the Cinque Terre were once enough, now with the biological district, historic Sarzana and the new course of La Spezia, you risk making a mistake  if you leave the area too quickly. Cinque Terre is a delight to visit – at least once in a lifetime – basically a […]

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What to eat in La Spezia: a short guide through La Spezia local food

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From fish to vegetables: a quick guide to try the taste of La Spezia local cuisine “What should I eat here tonight?” The increased tourist interest in the territory of La Spezia has made this question more and more frequent. Faced with the questions of tourists (asking questions like: “What can we eat? What are the local […]

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La Spezia, one of Charles Dickens’s "Pictures from Italy"

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In his “Pictures of Italy,” Charles Dickens described his journey through Italy, and also painted a delightful close-up of La Spezia. The impressions from his journey were far from being positive, his description of the at the time so fragmented country are very different from those written by his fellow “Grand Tour” travelers. He loved, […]

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