Napoleone, the emperor from Sarzana

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A plaque on a building tells of the bond between Sarzana and the Bonaparte, Napoleon himself mentioned it in his last memories. From exile to the control the world, the story of a family that departed from Sarzana Today 21 July 2016 , the city of Sarzana is celebrating 551 years. For the occasion was […]

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The golden butterfly of Monti San Lorenzo: Prehistoric mystery in Lerici

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In Monti San Lorenzo prehistoric site, every year a megalithic stones group offers the magic of a light throttle at sunsetting. A story that comes from prehistoric times. Important traces of ancient and mysterious civilizations are present in La Spezia and one of their most extraordinary and unique testimonies are the menhirs located in Monti […]

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La Polena Atalanta

Magic at Museo Navale: the figurehead Atalanta, so beautiful she can kill

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One of the highlights of the Naval Museum of Spezia collection is the figurehead of Atalanta. She is said to be so beautiful that men fall in love until they go crazy If you go to the Naval Museum of Spezia, be careful not to stare for too long the beautiful figurehead of Atalanta. Why? […]

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La leggenda della cattedrale di Sarzana

The sword in the Stone? It is a legend of Sarzana

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In the facade of the Sarzana’s cathedral is stuck the grip of a mysterious sword. It’s just a sundial or something else? The story of Sarzana is very long and rich. Between the folds of the centuries are also some mysteries that no one – even today – was able to give a definite answer.An […]

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Emanuele Albano Mussels breeding - ph Made in La Spezia

Emanuele Albano, the man who looked for mussels and found the "Muscoli"

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Emanuele Albano Mussels breeding – ph Made in La Spezia La Spezia and surroundings do not mess around on the mussles. Mussels dishes are part of the local gastronomic tradition and are among the must-try specialties if you are looking for a taste of the local traditions. The mussel breeding is one of the excellent […]

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Botticelli’s Venus was born in Portovenere

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Born in Portovenere, Simonetta Cattaneo was married to one of the Vespucci Family members, and shook the hearts of Renaissance’s Florence, ending up in one of the most famous paintings of history. The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli: depicts Simonetta Cattaneo Vespucci as the goddess Not everyone knows it, but the Venus by Botticelli was […]

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il Gigante di Monterosso

Monterosso, the Giant: from splendor to grimace

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Luxury quirk in a dream villa, the statue of the Giant also marked the misfortune of those who commissioned it, and was in danger of being destroyed At the end of the Fegina Beach, the statue of the Giant also marks the end of Monterosso. Overlooking the sea of the Cinque Terre, but lacking arms and […]

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Scola Tower, just off the Island of Palmaria

Torre Scola: almost destroyed because of Napoleon, saved by a miracle

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The fortification in front of Palmaria Island has a long story: built by the Genoese, almost destroyed by the British and saved from being demolished. Some italianise its name as “Torre Scuola” and some swear it was a prison, but the story of the Torre Scola is unique, and goes through the Republic of Genoa, […]

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Vernazza, the beach originated by the flood

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The catastrophic rains of October 25, 2011 have left not only mud and destruction, but also created a large new beach. October 25, 2011 is a day that in Vernazza – as in all of the Vara Valley, Val di Magra and in La Spezia – no one will forget: six hours of heavy rain […]

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