If you happen to land in La Spezia in these days (from the 19th to the 22nd of March) you will be welcome in a festive town, with a huge colorful fair unraveling in the streets with about 600 stands offering traditional and exotic food and goodies, leather bags and accessories, clothes, as well as the latest most peculiar technical discoveries to make your life easier.
It is the Fiera di San Giuseppe, which has one of its hubs for kids, with a funfair right in front of La Spezia Cruise Port, and spreads in gardens and in the the city centre.
Locals are on bank holiday and love spending time looking at the fair’s stands: tradition is to eat at least one porchetta (roast pork meat) sandwich, brigidini biscuits, a Tuscany anise specialty, and zeppole, a special cream pastry.
Stroll around the stands and enjoy the fun: it is a very special occasion to visit La Spezia in a very joyful atmosphere.
Visits to the Italian Navy warships are also possible at the Arsenale.
Hopefully the wheater forecast in La Spezia is definitely good on Thursday and Friday, with some accosional rain on Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday 21st of March, there will be a “White Night”, the Notte Bianca, animated by theatre and music artists and bars and restaurants open till late.
Take into account that in these days public transportation is very slow and that it is usually much easier to walk than taking any other mean.