La Spezia Photos

La Spezia from the Space

9 Apr , 2015  


The Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Astronaut Centre recently took a beautiful picture of La Spezia and the Cinque Terre during her ISS Futura Expedition she is taking part to. In the picture, You can distinctly tell Portovenere and the islands of Palmaria and Tino. The view of this land from above is […]



Venus and the Saint

2 Apr , 2015  

san pietro

This is a story of black and white, a beautiful woman and a Saint. Portovenere is told to be called like this after Venus, a Roman goddess whose beauty apparently was bore in a shell and generated from the foam of waves crashing on the rocks : a little complicated as every woman but really […]

Cinque Terre

The reopened path of love: La Via dell’Amore

1 Apr , 2015  


One of the most beautiful tracks in La Spezia area is a very short one, going from Riomaggiore to Manarola in the Cinque Terre. Partly reopened in 2015 after a landslide happened in 2013, the “path of Love”, Via dell’Amore, is today partly accessible to tourists to take some of the most beautiful pictures and […]


Eat Local

The return of La Spezia Oysters

24 Mar , 2015  


Courses and recurrences happen in gastronomy too. In the Gulf of Spezia and precisely in Portovenere, the cultivation of oysters returned after more than a century. It was in the 1890s, when mussels farming pioneers also decided to make efforts to breed oysters here : In the beginning they weren’t very lucky, first the nursery […]

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Filled Mussles Recipe

24 Mar , 2015  


INGREDIENTS 1 kg of quite large muscles 2 eggs 300 gr. peeled (preferably fresh) tomatoes a bit of bread crumbs 50 gr. of chopped mortadella ham 30 grams of grated Parmesan cheese a few sprigs of thyme (one for filling the rest for decoration) a sprig of marjoram a bit of parsley 4 tablespoons of […]

La Spezia Reviews

Things to see in La Spezia

22 Mar , 2015  


A short guide to a few things to see in La Spezia, is one of the pages of the newly published website La Spezia Cruise Port:

La Spezia Reviews

“Nightlife” in La Spezia

21 Mar , 2015  


If you are in La Spezia for the first time, and want to know how to chill on a night out, this town can give you some very good time. In the city center, there aren’t many clubs whatsoever, nightlife is quite a small town’s one, still you can spend a few great hours enjoying […]

Festivals in Italy

San Giuseppe Fair in La Spezia

17 Mar , 2015  


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 […]