How to Get to La Spezia
La Spezia port requires tendering, meaning you’ll be taken from the ship to land via a smaller boat. Once you’re dropped off on the floating pier, walk to the Public Gardens (Giardini Pubblici), across from the base of the pier, and you’ll be in the city.
One Day in La Spezia
La Spezia’s top sights can be seen on foot. From the Public Gardens, head to San Giorgio Castle (Castello di San Giorgio), a half mile (0.8 km) west of the port. Dating back to the late 1200s, the castle is best known for its watchtower built by Niccolò Fieschi.
Next, walk 500 meters to the city’s main attraction, the Museo Amedeo Lia, a fine-arts museum that houses works from the 13th to 17th centuries. Check out paintings by Tintoretto and Titian before walking just a few minutes down the road to the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (Santa Maria Assunta), which is home to more fine artwork.
Finish up your city tour at another popular museum, the Museo Tecnico Navale (naval museum), which sits on the water, and then walk back to the pier through the Public Gardens.
Tours & Tickets
After disembarking your ship in La Spezia, explore the beauty of Tuscany on this private shore excursion to Pisa and Lucca! Your driver will show you the most ... Read more
Location: La Spezia, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)