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- Ferry Terminal
- Church of Nostra Signora della Salute
- Cattedrale di Cristo Re
- Palazzina delle Arti e Museo del Sigillo
- Church of Santa Maria Assunta
- Castello San Giorgio
- Church of Nostra Signora della Neve
- Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (CAMeC)
- Naval Museum
- Le Terrazze
- Parco XXV Aprile
- Amadeo Lia Museum
- Enoteca la Civilta del Bere e Altro
- La Spezia Cruise Terminal
Best hotels in La Spezia
La Spezia is a bustling resort and substantial naval base on Liguria's Bay of Poets, a scenic stretch of the coast named after the likes of Byron and Shelley, who rhapsodized about its beauty. The town itself features some interesting period buildings, but is distinguished by the region's most important art collection in the Museo Amedeo Lia. La Spezia, with its amenities and restaurants, also offers a practical base for exploring the pretty villages of the nearby Cinque Terre. Hotels.com, one of the world's leading online accommodation sites, provides a diverse selection of great La Spezia hotels to suit any preference or budget specification. Use the quick and easy Hotels.com booking system to secure your La Spezia accommodation in advance and look forward to an enjoyable stay on the coast.
What's La Spezia Like?
La Spezia's historical attractions are modest but the town is blessed with some interesting galleries and museums. The highlight is the Museo Amedeo Lia with its impressive collection of artworks housed in a 17th-century convent. The exhibits include works by Titian and Bellini and a notable terracotta sculpture of the Madonna by Benedetto da Maiano. The naval museum celebrates the maritime heritage of La Spezia with a variety of models and ships' figureheads, while the Museo del Castello features a collection of Roman and pre-Roman artifacts. From La Spezia there are boat trips and easy excursions by train along the coast to the Cinque Terre villages, and a number of hiking trails following spectacular coastal and clifftop paths. La Spezia hotels offer the ideal base for exploring the Bay of Poets region at your leisure.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in La Spezia
English-speaking visitors have been coming to this region since the 18th century, but it's worth having a few Italian phrases at your command as a backup plan. Italians like to dress well for dinner, so you will feel more comfortable following the local example. Fish dishes fill the menus here, making use of local anchovies, sea bass and bream. A popular shellfish dish is cozze ripiene, mussels with prosciutto, Parmesan and a crumb crust. The Genoese specialty pesto also features regularly in pasta dishes. Local Cinque Terre wine is a popular accompaniment to shellfish. The Hotels.com site helps you narrow down our selection of La Spezia hotels to your ideal option with information that included candid and accurate assessments from past guests, informative photo galleries and sample room descriptions, creating a clear impression of what to expect from La Spezia accommodation.