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The Saint Joseph Fair in La Spezia

The San Giuseppe Fair 2018 arrives, “highlight” of spring in the city, celebrating San Giuseppe patron, with its long-awaited white night of music and museums. From almost all the La Spezia people the Fair is expected with trepidation: tradition has it that it abounds porchetta, sausages, crispy, zeppole and brigidini. The fair announces that spring is now full, that begins the most beautiful season to stay out and enjoy the days that stretch. The 2018 fair will take place between Saturday 17 and Monday 19 March between 8am and 8pm,…

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Is La Spezia worth visiting? Hell Yeah!

La Spezia, ugly city where the tourist should not stop. Things are not like that anymore. Here are the top four reasons why La Spezia became a city worth visiting. Everyone knows the Cinque Terre , everyone knows the upper Tuscany coast, many know the Lunigiana, not many think of La Spezia as a possible tourist destination. If the recent past, this made sense, today it is a shame not givng the slightest attention to the city, the gray and drab industrial center of the second half of the twentieth century is now…

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San Venerio 2016: when and how visit the Tino Island

For the feast of St. Venerio the island of Tino will be open from Sunday 11 to Tuesday, September 13th. Here the ferry schedules and the details of the three days. 11 to 13 September: note these days on the calendar, because they are the ones where you can visit the island of Tino. Jewel of the Gulf of La Spezia, the island (which we have already spoken to reveal some of its secrets) is under the control of the Navy and can be visited only in the San Venerio…

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Natural Pool 2016: Porto Venere has many surprises

Saturday, August 20, 2016 the second round of the natural swimming pool of Porto Venere for the year. Important changes in the program of the day: sport and music players. The second and last annual appointment with the Natural Pool of Porto Venere is set to Saturday, August 20 . The event – which has become a milestone in the province of La Spezia summer – will provide many fun activities in the name of entertainment and sports.   More than the collective crossing of the canal between Palmaria and…

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The Palio del Golfo in numbers

A journey through the Palio del Golfo and its history by following the numbers that have built the tradition. The competition between the fishing villages that Sunday, August 7, 2016 will be held in the waters of the Morin walk of La Spezia is certainly one of the most lively traditions and feel of La Spezia and surroundings. The Palio of the Gulf with its busy schedule of planned events is the time when all the villages gather in the city for a few days and also fill the the…

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Palio del Golfo: the villages light up the city with three days of passion

As of Friday, three days of passion for the Palio of the Gulf and the Sea Festival. Friday’s show is the beginning. Grand finale Sunday, when the Passeggiata Morin will host the first race and then the fireworks   The most awaited week of the year by the La Spezia villages is coming . Friday, August 5 , the 91st Palio del Golfo opens the dance. All the way to the fireworks that will light up the city at night Sunday, August 7 , the thirteen seaside villages will take…

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Le Rosse, the Caribbean beach of La Spezia

Difficult to walk (and swim), very popular among those who have a boat: the “Rosse” enchant swimmers and boaters. If you look at La Spezia’s coastline from the panoramic terrace of San Pietro in or during a boat trip to the Cinque Terre , the “Rosse” – the Red Rocks – of Albana, feturing a reddish color – will definitely catch your attention. Hard to reach on foot and a real treasure for boat owners, Le Rosse are considered by many – thanks to their crystal waters and the unique…

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

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 to escape the heat. Below, we list the top five places to do so. 1 – On the rocks at the Carlo Alberto (or Cala ALberto), Palmaria Island St. Peter’s church in Portovenere before your…

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