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La Spezia guide
La Spezia is a city located in northern Italy, specifically in the coastal region of Liguria in the Tyrrhenian Sea.The city is the capital of the province of La Spezia, and has about 95,000 inhabitants (2010).
La Spezia is an important commercial and military port, and here is the ferry service to such islands of Sardinia and Corsica.
The wonderful beaches of the city lures many tourists in the summer.
The city was heavily damaged during the 2 World War, and the architecture in the city consists largely of modern buildings. Nevertheless, La Spezia some historic interest – including castle “Castello San Georgio” from the 1300s. The castle sits on a hill, which offers a wonderful view of the ocean and the city.
Also the Catholic Church of “Santa Maria Assunta” from the 1500s is worth a visit as well as the newer Christo Rei Cathedral from 1976.
The city has otherwise archaeological museum, maritime museum, and a couple of art museums.
La Spezia is also famous for its annual jazz festival, which is a popular event for both locals and tourists.
Nearest international airport is Pisa Airport, located 83 km southeast of La Spezia.Also Génova Airport (110 km) and Parma Airport (115 km) can be alternatives.