La Spezia

La Spezia is a port city in Liguria, Italy. Its 1800s maritime arsenal and the Technical Naval Museum, with ship models and navigational instruments, attest to the city’s seafaring heritage. The hilltop St. George’s Castle houses an archaeological museum with artifacts from prehistory to the Middle Ages. The nearby Amedeo Lia Museum exhibits paintings, bronze sculptures and illuminated miniatures in a former convent.

Marvel at the Tuscan scenery of La Spezia, Italy, part of Cinque Terre National Park that’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site consisting of five small villages. La Spezia is located near Florence and Pisa in a region considered to be the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. As such, you’ll find countless artistic displays, impressive architecture and – believe it or not – no car traffic. The lack of traffic makes hiking around the villages easier and leaves fewer distractions from the beautiful cliffs and coastlines. Since this is Italy, after all, you’ll also have to try the food and wine, some of the best in the world. Highlighted below are some of the most popular things to do when cruising to La Spezia, Italy: