The "natural Pool" of Portovenere: on saturday!

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Dust the dinghies and mats, turn off the engines: on Saturday afternoon the Porto Venere canal will turn into a huge swimming pool. Saturday, August 24th, in fact, the second of the two traditional annual appointments with the natural pool of Porto Venere will be held. Although the distance between the two closest points of […]

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Margaret, the ship sleeping leaning to the dam

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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 […]

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Belin means? One word, many meanings. A compendium about a Ligurian word.

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Impossible to visit Liguria without hearing the word: “Belin!”. It sounds like a 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 […]

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

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he archipelago of La Spezia includes- with its three islands – more than one reason for charm and interest.

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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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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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Stella Maris warns sailors of the rocks underwater - ph. Marcello Di Francesco

The Tinetto Island: much more than a cliff!

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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, […]

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

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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 […]

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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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