La Spezia offers visitors entrance to some of the most spectacular coastal areas in all of Italy, including the 5 coastal villages of the Cinque Terre and the ancient port of Portovenere. Both Portovenere and the Cinque Terre have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Portovenere, two historic churches, the Gothic Church of St. Peter and the Romanesque Church of St. Lawrence are popular attractions. Cinque Terre includes 5 small villages accessible by train or local cruise from La Spezia. These colorful and rustic towns hang from the rugged coast like gems. More active visitors may want to hike along the coast on the hills behind the villages.
Local Currency: Euro
Primary Language: Italian
Secondary Languages: Ligurian
Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens
The port of La Spezia is situated at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Ligurian region of Italy, south of Genoa and north of Livorno and Tuscany. It provides easy access to the scenic coastal towns known collectively as Cinque Terre. The city has a population of over 100,000.
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There is a local train to Cinque Terre with departures once or twice per hour. The fare is only 1,90 Euros (6/15/2012) and the ride takes just 8 minutes to Riomaggiore. We currently have no information about local taxi fares.
|From||To||Distance||Average Time||Local Currency Fare|
|La Spezia||Portovenere||14 KM||20 minutes|
|La Spezia||Riomaggiore (first of Cinque Terre)||13 KM||20 minutes|
|La Spezia||Monterosso al Mare (last of Cinque Terre)||34 KM||45 minutes||1,90 Euros by train|
|La Spezia||Pisa||84 KM||60 minutes|
|La Spezia||Lucca||78 KM||60 minutes|
|La Spezia||Lerici||10 KM||15 minutes|
|La Spezia||Pisa International Airport||84 KM||55 minutes|
Nearby Banks and ATMs
Cruise Ship Berths - Cruise Ships anchor at the port of La Spezia. The tender takes about 5 minutes to reach the Cruise Passenger reception dock which is adjacent to the city garden.
La Spezia Cruise Facility S.r.l.
Viale San Bartolomeo, 109
19126 La Spezia