La Spezia trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Located midway between Genoa and Pisa on the Ligurian Sea, it is one of the main Italian military and commercial harbours and hosts the arsenal of the Italian Navy. It is important for its museums, for the Palio del Golfo, and for the railway and boat links with Cinque Terre.HistoryThe area of La Spezia has been settled since pre-historic times. In Roman times the most important centre was Luni, now located in the vicinity of Sarzana (city near La Spezia). Being the capital of the short-lived Niccolò Fieschi Signoria in the period between 1256 and 1273, inevitably linked with the Genoese vicissitudes until the fall of the Republic of Genoa, it grew and changed to develop following the lines of the Ligurian capital. In fact, this Ligurian influence still is visible in the urban layout as well as in the types of buildings and decorations. It can be seen by going along the carrugio, the narrow street dividing the Old Town into two, called Via del Prione taking its name from a pietrone or large stone, in local dialect in fact prione, from where public announcements were read.La Spezia is in Province of La Spezia. Make the most of your holiday in La Spezia by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our Italy trip itinerary planner .
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to La Spezia
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top La Spezia tours
Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $101
Duration: 12 hours
Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip from Florence BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $62
Duration: 12 hours
Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $178
Duration: 10 hours
View all >
Side trips from La Spezia
Hidden gems in La Spezia
Historic Sites in La Spezia
Shopping in La Spezia
Places to visit with La Spezia
Recently planned trips to La Spezia
12 days in Italy BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 53 days in South Pacific, Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Italy BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium