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La Spezia

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La Spezia is a town in Liguria in the northwestern region of Italy.


La Spezia is one of the four provinces of Liguria and has a population of about 91,391 inhabitants. La Spezia's inhabitants are called Spezzini. The surface of this Ligurian town is of 51.4 square kilometers.

It's a beautiful city with a beautiful sea that blends with the nearby mountains. A good overlap of sky, earth and water. The streets are full of bergamot trees, and next to the beach there are really beautiful gardens with weird plants, absolutely well maintained.

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There is a train that goes from Milan through La Spezia and on to Genoa. The travel time by train from Milan is about three hours.

The train route from La Spezia to Levanto passes through the CinqueTerre National Park. Day or multi-day train passes (~EUR15 per day for a family of 4 in 2007) are available allowing unlimited travel on this route.

Many European budget airlines fly to Pisa where Pisa Centrale train station is located. The journey from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale only takes about 1 hour 15 minutes (€7.90 one way).

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Skaletta Rock Club, La Spezia, Via Crispi, 168, Tel: 0187/500125

A fine Road House bar with beer, rock, pool and mini-foot tables. It's a little bit outside of the centre of town, but worth the trip. Could it be one of the greatest bars in the world?

Shake Club, La Spezia, Via Valdilocchi, 9

A fine Road House bar with beer, rock.

Loggia dei Banchi, La Spezia, Via Mazzolani,32 Tel: 3803908465

Nice place for start the weekend night (and getting English composition lessons)

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  • NH Jolly La Spezia, Via XX Settembre, 2, +39 0187 739555 [2]. The hotel is just a seconds walk from the seafront, and only 150 meters from both the port and the historical centre and is also close to the main train station.
  • Boutique Hotel (Novecento), Via Vicolo dello Stagno 7 (Center town), 3274057240, [1]. The ideal starting point for a splendid holiday in the Gulf of Poets, not far from the Cinque Terre, Lerici, Porto Venere and the valleys of the Province of La Spezia.  edit

Get out[edit]

  • There is a beautiful town about 15 minutes away called Sarzana. In Sarzana's town square there is a market every wednesday that is fun to go to. There is also a Luna Park for children.
  • You may buy the pass for hiking Cinque Terre and unlimited train ticket from the Cinque Terre Point offices located inside La Spezia Centrale station. In the station, there are two of these offices. Often, the office right beside Moca Cafe has shorter or no queue as it is just a few more steps away from the station's main entrance. The cost of adult ticket for both hiking and unlimited train for one day is €16.


If you are seeking a career aboard one of the many superyachts in La Spezia a good place to register and start looking is Crew Central [3]

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