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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
National Park
“The most beautiful Parc along the coast is not far from the property, it is possible to go there by car or by train.”
  • 298 locals recommend
National Park
“1,5 hours away. No words can fully describe the magical panoramas of the old colored houses nested on the beautiful cliffs of these little towns. Sea is nice with some sandy beaches and lovely little rocky bays. Touristy and yet a great Italian classic. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Outlet Store
“Shopping experience at outlet prices. Is it a rainy day? perfect time to go!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Amazing private collection by an illuminated person. Not only the variety of the exquisite collection is of great interest but also the siege of the museum itself , a formerly Monks’ convent, it is charming.”
  • 45 locals recommend
History Museum
“The most important naval museum in Italy, its roots go back to 1430, and many artifacts are from well before the 1861 Unification of Italy. There are figureheads from real ships you can walk right up to, glass cases with delicate model ships, and great big cannons. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Island
“An island that is reached from Portovenere. Who enjoys some wild nature - perfect place to do some trekking and enjoy the sea. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Located in the peatonal center of La Spezia, this is a classic place for a take-away pizza but I suggest to taste a “farinata” (chickpea flour pie cooked in wood oven) too. Reservation NOT needed.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Typical osteria in the city centre where you can taste the true Ligurian food.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Castle
“Castle are always of great interest for children and this one is a special one not to miss. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Il cuore della città: Via del Prione detta anche "Carugio Drito" è la via del centro che collega la Stazione Centrale al Porto di La Spezia; punto di ritrovo degli spezzini, p una via molto trafficata per i negozi, i ristoranti, le agenzie, le pizzerie e le gelaterie”
  • 26 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“This place is very famous for the marble quarries , the place where michelangelo brought the marble to make michelangelo' statue . The place is even famous for colonnata village where they produce lardo di colonnata a slow food presidium very famous : spiced lard aged in marble boxes. 1 h drive”
  • 29 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Il Porto Mirabello dista dall'appartamento di pochi metri e offre all'ospite atmosferiche nei locali sul mare”
  • 19 locals recommend
Village
“A magic place day and night even more! If it was the 6th of the 5 villages for me it would be the most beautiful one.”
  • 214 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Very calm and relaxing place, if you want some quiet - go there. You will find a beach too. It is maybe one of more rare places where you can see the sea, mountains and the river.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Castle
“Near La Spezia you can find the charming bay of Lerici with its Genoese castle (thirthteenth-sixteenth century) which was an extension of an earlier medieval castle. In the castle you can visit a very old chapel dedicated to Sant'Anastasia (1250). Lerici castle houses also the Museum of Geopalaeontology, which was set after the discovery of prehistoric remains in the area. The Lerici Castle Museum of Geopalaeontology is closed on Monday.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Walk with breathtaking views in the pine wood of perfumes and Mediterranean flavors.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Located in the peatonal center of La Spezia, this is a classic place for a take-away pizza but I suggest to taste a “farinata” (chickpea flour pie cooked in wood oven) too. Reservation NOT needed.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Typical osteria in the city centre where you can taste the true Ligurian food.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Bistro
“This cliffside restaurant always has a line to get in but we promise it is worth the wait. One of the most iconic views in all of Cinque Terre, wonderful drinks, bruschetta and pesto! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“High quality seafood restaurant, really good but quite expensive. If you can afford it, go for it.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“It's a expensive restaurant but you eat a great seafood and you are in the harbour of Riomaggiore ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Situated at the entrance of the city’s historical centre, this small but cozy and welcoming restaurant proposes traditional dishes made exclusively with locally-sourced products. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“I love this place for its gourmet cuisine , for teh hospitality of the owners and and the lovely terrace . It's at 5 minutes walk from train station, price is not cheap to be in La Spezia , however it's worth while , booking in advance it's a must”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Il posto è perfetto perchè è una pizzeria e trattoria,a due passi dal centro pedonale.I prezzi sono convenienti.”
  • 11 locals recommend

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