La Spezia local insider

Belin: one word, many meanings. A compendium about a Ligurian word.

Impossible to visit Liguria without hearing the word: “Belin!”. It sounds like its is good word for many situations. For La Spezia and Liguria visitors here is a The Dictionary of Belino , essential to never lose the sense of the speech in La Spezia and surroundings. A word, a thousand meanings: notes about the Belin Belin , for a Ligurian, is more than a word, it has the potential to have at least a thousand meanings. Put together with other words or elements, then, it can gain infinity of…

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Portovenere

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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Gulf of Poets La Spezia local insider Portovenere

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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History and culture La Spezia local insider Sarzana Sightseeing

Napoleone, the emperor from Sarzana

A plaque on a building tells of the bond between Sarzana and the Bonaparte, Napoleon himself mentioined 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 organized a huge party, with a White Night with a Pharaonic program . There are many famous people of the past who could also celebrate this birthday. Among the many that tie their story to…

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What's Up Portovenere

Piscina naturale di Porto Venere: sabato 23 luglio ci si tuffa alle 15!

Sabato il primo appuntamento annuale con la piscina naturale di Porto Venere. Il canale chiude alle barche alle 15. Musica e trekking di contorno. Ecco gli orari e come arrivare.   Spolverate i canotti e i materassini, spegnete i motori: sabato pomeriggio il canale di Porto Venere si trasformerà in un’immensa piscina. Sabato 23 luglio, infatti, si terrà il primo dei due appuntamenti annuali ormai tradizionali con la piscina naturale di Porto Venere.   Stop alle barche a partire dalle ore 12.30 Si tratta di un evento cresciuto anno dopo…

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La Spezia local insider Portovenere What's Up

The "natural Pool" of Portovenere: on saturday!

On Saturday 23rd of July, one of the hottest events in La Spezia, loved and attended by so many locals: it’s the natural pool of Portovenere. The so-called “Portovenere’s natural pool” is a day during which the sea channel between Portovenere and the Palmaria island gets closed to the boats traffic so that people can swim in its water. Although the distance between the two closest points of Portovenere and the island is about 50 meters and the swim is absolutely doable and beautiful, the Portovenere channel is in fact…

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La Spezia La Spezia local insider What's Up

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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Gulf of Poets La Spezia La Spezia local insider

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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Lerici Portovenere Sightseeing

Oltre le Cinque Terre: quattro validi motivi per visitare lo Spezzino

Cosa visitare alla Spezia e dintorni? Se un tempo le Cinque Terre potevano bastare, oggi tra distretto del biologico, storia sarzanese e nuovo corso spezzino se andate via troppo in fretta, rischiate di sbagliare. Le Cinque Terre sono un incanto e visitarle – fosse anche una volta nella vita – è quasi un obbligo. Il rischio, però, è che finiscano per essere l’unica attrazione turistica del territorio spezzino, che ha invece molto da offrire. Chi vuole passare un periodo alle Cinque Terre deve invece sapere che ci sono vari buoni…

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Gulf of Poets La Spezia La Spezia local insider Lerici Tips

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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