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Area: 5,420 km²
Population: 1.6 million
Density: 297/km²
Capital: Genoa

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      Borghetto d'Arroscia
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      Lerici
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      Maissana
      Monterosso al Mare
      Ortonovo
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      Portovenere
      Riccò del Golfo di Spezia
      Riomaggiore
      Rocchetta di Vara
      Santo Stefano di Magra
      Sarzana
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      Varese Ligure
      Vernazza
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Province of La Spezia, Liguria
Riomaggiore - Photo: chensiyuan
The province of La Spezia covers an area of 884 sq.km and borders the province of Genoa to the west, the region of Emilia Romagna to the north, Tuscany to the east and the Mediterannean sea to the south.
La Spezia Province
Province of La Spezia, Liguria

This province of Liguria has some of the most spectacular scenery both on the coast and inland. The famous five villages 'Cinque Terre' are all in the province as well as three small islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) just off the coast. Rising inland from the sea it is covered in a million shades of green with forests, hills, valleys, olive groves and vineyards until the Apuan Alps rise in the background to complete the picture. Colourful little villages nestle in among the greenery with pastel shaded houses clinging to the cliffside along the coast.

This coastline is in fact one of the most famous in Liguria, if not in Italy. With exclusive marinas and resorts at places such as Portfino attracting the rich and famous and the Golfo dei Poeti, Portovenere and Lerici attracting famous poets and writers this province is indeed very special. Tourism is big business in the province of La Spezia and most places are busy all year round.

La Spezia
This city has the same name as the province and is its capital. La Spezia has a large port which and is one of the main Italian military and commercial harbours and hosts the arsenal of the Italian Navy. There are also several marinas for the mooring of pleasures craft. The city centre is pretty and spacious with plenty of good shops, restaurants and bars and some charming architecture. Within the city you will find the Castle of San Giorgio which was built in 1262 as a watchtower but was destroyed in 1273 by the Genoese. It was finally rebuilt, together with new walls in 1371.


La Spezia - Photo: William Domenichini

Other than this there are some nice public gardens, a lot of Art Nouveau style villas and an interesting mosaic inside the Post Office. Some churches of note are Abbey church of Santa Maria Assunta, Cristo Re dei Secoli, Santi Giovanni e Agostino and Nostra Signora della Scorza.

    La Spezia is not short of musuems, the following is a list of the main ones:

  • Amedeo Lia Museum
  • Civic Museum in the Castle of San Giorgio (Ubaldo Formentini)
  • Palazzina delle Arti and Museum of Seals
  • Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Diocesan Museum
  • Ethnographic Civic Museum
  • Technical Naval Museum
  • National Transportation Museum

Lerici
Other than being a particulary beautiful location, Lerici's claim to fame is that it is the place where the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley spent a lot of his time. There is also a castle here which was built in 1152 but today is a museum of palaeontology.


Lerici - Photo: www.thhe.dk

Amegli


Ameglia - Photo: www.apathtolunch.com
A pretty village with an impressive castle that once belonged to the bishops of Luni. There is also the Monastery of Santa Croce del Corvo and some archaeological remains.

Levanto
About 60 kilometres southeast of Genoa this small town has a lot to offer. The medieval castle which was originally built to defend the town is still in perfect condition. The church of Sant'Andrea was built in the 13th century in the Ligurian Gothic style and has an exterior of black and white stripes and a beautiful rose window over the main door.

Porto Venere
This is a truly spectacular coastal village with tall, multi-coloured houses almost rising out of the sea. Steep steps take you up to the centre which consists of narrow streets with houses and interesting shops. The small harbour is used for pleasure craft which attracts the rich and famous and is always full in the summer months.


Porto Venere - Photo: Tango7147

The little town is wonderful to wander through and beautiful views of the sea and coastline full of bays with crystal clear water can be seen at various points. There is Gothic church (St. Peter), a Romanesque church (St. Lawrence) and the Doria Castle.

Sarzana
Sarzana is one of the larger towns in the province and has a large, well preserved fortress. There is also a cathedral constructed from white marble and built in the Gothic style in the latter half of the 14th century.


The fortress of Sarzana - Photo: Elya

Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre is a small stretch of coastline just west of La Spezia in Liguria. It is named after five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. It has a unique charm and was established as a National Park in 1999 and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The villages are set on the steep hillside where cultivated terraces cascade down to the sea.


Manarola - Photo: chensiyuan
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Liguria Information
Location of Liguria
Area: 5,420 km²
Population: 1.6 million
Density: 297/km²
Capital: Genoa

Find a hotel in Liguria
Provinces
Comunes
  • Genova
    • Arenzano
      Avegno
      Bargagli
      Bogliasco
      Borzonasca
      Busalla
      Camogli
      Campo Ligure
      Campomorone
      Carasco
      Casarza Ligure
      Casella
      Castiglione Chiavarese
      Ceranesi
      Chiavari
      Cicagna
      Cogoleto
      Cogorno
      Coreglia Ligure
      Crocefieschi
      Davagna
      Fascia
      Favale di Malvaro
      Fontanigorda
      Genova
      Gorreto
      Isola del Cantone
      Lavagna
      Leivi
      Lorsica
      Lumarzo
      Masone
      Mele
      Mezzanego
      Mignanego
      Moconesi
      Moneglia
      Montebruno
      Montoggio
      Ne
      Neirone
      Orero
      Pieve Ligure
      Portofino
      Propata
      Rapallo
      Recco
      Rezzoaglio
      Ronco Scrivia
      Rondanina
      Rossiglione
      Rovegno
      San Colombano Certenoli
      Santa Margherita Ligure
      Santo Stefano d'Aveto
      Sant'Olcese
      Savignone
      Serra Riccò
      Sestri Levante
      Sori
      Tiglieto
      Torriglia
      Tribogna
      Uscio
      Valbrevenna
      Vobbia
      Zoagli

  • Imperia
    • Airole
      Apricale
      Aquila d'Arroscia
      Armo
      Aurigo
      Badalucco
      Bajardo
      Bordighera
      Borghetto d'Arroscia
      Borgomaro
      Camporosso
      Caravonica
      Carpasio
      Castel Vittorio
      Castellaro
      Ceriana
      Cervo
      Cesio
      Chiusanico
      Chiusavecchia
      Cipressa
      Civezza
      Cosio d'Arroscia
      Costarainera
      Diano Arentino
      Diano Castello
      Diano Marina
      Diano San Pietro
      Dolceacqua
      Dolcedo
      Imperia
      Isolabona
      Lucinasco
      Mendatica
      Molini di Triora
      Montalto Ligure
      Montegrosso Pian Latte
      Olivetta San Michele
      Ospedaletti
      Perinaldo
      Pietrabruna
      Pieve di Teco
      Pigna
      Pompeiana
      Pontedassio
      Pornassio
      Prelà
      Ranzo
      Rezzo
      Riva Ligure
      Rocchetta Nervina
      San Bartolomeo al Mare
      San Biagio della Cima
      San Lorenzo al Mare
      Sanremo
      Santo Stefano al Mare
      Seborga
      Soldano
      Taggia
      Terzorio
      Triora
      Vallebona
      Vallecrosia
      Vasia
      Ventimiglia
      Vessalico
      Villa Faraldi

  • La Spezia
    • Ameglia
      Arcola
      Beverino
      Bolano
      Bonassola
      Borghetto di Vara
      Brugnato
      Calice al Cornoviglio
      Carro
      Carrodano
      Castelnuovo Magra
      Deiva Marina
      Follo
      Framura
      La Spezia
      Lerici
      Levanto
      Maissana
      Monterosso al Mare
      Ortonovo
      Pignone
      Portovenere
      Riccò del Golfo di Spezia
      Riomaggiore
      Rocchetta di Vara
      Santo Stefano di Magra
      Sarzana
      Sesta Godano
      Varese Ligure
      Vernazza
      Vezzano Ligure
      Zignago

  • Savona
    • Alassio
      Albenga
      Albisola Superiore
      Albissola Marina
      Altare
      Andora
      Arnasco
      Balestrino
      Bardineto
      Bergeggi
      Boissano
      Borghetto Santo Spirito
      Borgio Verezzi
      Bormida
      Cairo Montenotte
      Calice Ligure
      Calizzano
      Carcare
      Casanova Lerrone
      Castelbianco
      Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena
      Celle Ligure
      Cengio
      Ceriale
      Cisano sul Neva
      Cosseria
      Dego
      Erli
      Finale Ligure
      Garlenda
      Giustenice
      Giusvalla
      Laigueglia
      Loano
      Magliolo
      Mallare
      Massimino
      Millesimo
      Mioglia
      Murialdo
      Nasino
      Noli
      Onzo
      Orco Feglino
      Ortovero
      Osiglia
      Pallare
      Piana Crixia
      Pietra Ligure
      Plodio
      Pontinvrea
      Quiliano
      Rialto
      Roccavignale
      Sassello
      Savona
      Spotorno
      Stella
      Stellanello
      Testico
      Toirano
      Tovo San Giacomo
      Urbe
      Vado Ligure
      Varazze
      Vendone
      Vezzi Portio
      Villanova d'Albenga
      Zuccarello

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