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Not just the sea. La Spezia has (at least) 4 fabulous inland paradises

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The “orange flag” award of the Touring Club certifies excellence in the offer and the quality of the small inland towns. In the area of La Spezia 4 villages earned it. Featuring sustainable tourism and high-level quality services: the Italian Orange Flag of the Touring Club is assigned to the small Italian inland centers that can […]

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Vernazza among the Italy best beach resorts

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Vernazza holds aloft the Ligurian Sea in the ranking of the best beach resorts in Italy and – together with other 18 locations throughout Italy – earns the Cinque Vele – Five Sails – award, and find ist place in the Blue Guide – The most beautiful sea in 2016 published by the Italian Touring […]

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Hiking from Campiglia to Portovenere, just like heaven

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The only thing I miss of Italy is going down to the sea along the path from Campiglia to Portovenere. This is what always repeats a friend who has been living abroad for a long time. Words that might seem corny and melancholy, but says it all without saying precisely all that this path has […]

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Two absolutely stunning staires to do (if you are trained): Monesteroli and Punta Corvo

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Punta Corvo and Monesteroli, unique beauty destinations on the opposite ends of the Gulf of Poets united by one detail: the challenging stairs to reach them. Liguria is not a simple destination; it is generous in beauty but also in fatigue. Even in the far east of the region, in the La Spezia area, some of […]

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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. […]

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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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The Legends of the Guvano beach

Guvano beach, the myth of the naturist beach in Corniglia

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Today difficult to reach and threatened by landslide risk, between naturism and legend, the Guvano beach is in the Cinque Terre History. Guvano Beach at sunset time Looking for a beach in the Cinque Terre in the area of La Spezia, sooner or later you hear about the Guvano beach (do not believe those who […]

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Botticelli’s Venus was born in Portovenere

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Simonetta Cattaneo was born in Portovenere, she married one of the Vespucci Family, and shook the hearts of Renaissance 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 from […]

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Breakfast in La Spezia: the dipped focaccia tradition explained

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Having breakfast with a focaccia bread dipped in cappuccino is a Ligurian tradition. Outside the region, almost no one understands the charm of this specialty. Here’s how to figure out the Ligurian way and how to have the best breakfast in La Spezia. Il tunnel che fu protagonista durante la seconda Guerra Mondiale di due […]

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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 is also at the end of Monterosso. Overlooking the sea of the Cinque Terre, but lacking arms and […]

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