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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to explore the beauty of La Spezia a captivating city in Liguria: – La Spezia is a beautiful city in the Liguria region of Italy, located at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia on the Mediterranean Sea. It is a major naval base and a popular seaside resort, with a rich history and culture. It has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and was part of the Roman Empire, the Republic of Genoa, and the Kingdom of Italy. It has many historic monuments and buildings, such as the Castello di San Giorgio, a medieval fortress that houses an archaeological museum, the Museo Amedeo Lia, a fine-arts museum in a restored 17th-century friary, and the Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, the world’s oldest naval museum. La Spezia offers stunning views of the sea and the mountains and is surrounded by natural beauty. It is close to the Cinque Terre, the famous chain of five picturesque seaside villages that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also near the Lerici and Tellaro, two charming towns on the coast that have inspired many poets and writers. La Spezia has a scenic waterfront and a modern port, connected by the Ponte Thaon di Revel, a photogenic cable-stayed pedestrian bridge. La Spezia is a vibrant and lively city, with a lot of activities and events to enjoy. It is known for its gastronomy, featuring delicious seafood, pesto, focaccia, and wine from the Ligurian cuisine. It is also known for its festivals, such as the Palio del Golfo, a rowing race that takes place every year in August, and the Festa della Marineria, a celebration of the maritime heritage that takes place every four years. La Spezia has a lively nightlife, with many bars, pubs, and clubs.

Piazzale Medaglie d’Oro is a square in La Spezia, a city in the Liguria region of Italy. It is located near the central railway station of La Spezia, which is the main hub for trains to the Cinque Terre National Park and other destinations1. The square is named after the military medals of honour awarded to the Italian soldiers who fought in the World Wars. (Photos 1-2) – Via Fiume is a street in La Spezia which runs from Piazza Saint Bon to Viale Alpi (Photo 3) – Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi is another square located in the heart of the city. It is named after Giuseppe Garibaldi, one of the leading figures of the Italian unification. The square is surrounded by elegant buildings, shops, cafes, and restaurants. It is also a popular meeting point for locals and tourists, especially during festivals and events. (Photo 4) – Via Lazzaro Spallanzani is a street in La Spezia which runs from Via XX Settembre to Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi (Photo 5) – Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi is a square in La Spezia, that is named after a famous Italian patriot and leader of the Risorgimento. It is a lively and beautiful place to visit, with many attractions nearby. The square is in the centre of the city, and has a rectangular shape, with a fountain in the middle. The square is surrounded by elegant buildings that date back to the 19th and 20th centuries. he square is also a popular spot for shopping, dining, and entertainment. There are many shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars along the sides of the square, offering a variety of products and services. (Photo 6) – Via del Prione is a street in La Spezia which runs from Via Fiume to Via Domenico Chiodo (Photos 7-8-15-16) – Via del Vecchio Ospedale is a street in La Spezia which runs from Via del Prione to Via XX Settembre (Photos 9 – 14) – Piazza Ramiro Ginocchio is a square in La Spezia, which It is located near the library Biblioteca Speciale di Storia dell’Arte e Archeologia and the museum Museo del Sigillo. The square is named after Ramiro Ginocchio, a painter and sculptor who was born in La Spezia in 1888 and died in 1976. (Photo 10) – Via Napoli is a street in La Spezia which runs from Piazza Ramiro Ginocchio to Via Bezzecca (Photos 11 – 12) – Viale Giuseppe Garibaldi is a street in La Spezia which runs from Viale Giovanni Amendola to Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi (Photo – 13) – Salita Quintino Sella is a street in La Spezia which runs from Via del Prione to Via XXVII Marzo (Photo – 17) – Via XX Settembre is a street in La Spezia which runs from Piazza Saint Bon to Viale Italia (Photo – 18) – Piazza Giulio Beverini is a square which is located near the church of Santa Maria Assunta and the square of Piazza Gino Patroni. The square is named after Giulio Beverini, a politician and journalist who was born in La Spezia in 1873 and died in Rome in 1920 (Photo 19) – Piazza Sant’ Agostino is a historic square which is in the centre of the ancient medieval citadel, and it is surrounded by some notable buildings and churches. (Photo 20) – Via Bartolomeo Fazio is a street in La Spezia which runs from Via Alessandro Malaspina to Via Nicolò Tommaseo, (Photo 21)

Giardini Pubblici is a public park which is located on Via Persio Aulo Flacco, a street named after a Roman poet and critic. The park offers a green space for relaxation and recreation, with benches, fountains, statues, and playgrounds. The park is also a venue for cultural events and festivals, such as the Festa della Musica and the Festa del Mare. (Photos 22-23-24) – The Monument of Giuseppe Garibaldi is a bronze equestrian statue that stands in the Giardini Pubblici, a public park in La Spezia, Italy. It was created by the sculptor Antonio Garella and inaugurated in 1913. The statue depicts Garibaldi, a famous Italian general and patriot, on a rearing horse, with a sword in his hand, ready to attack. The statue is one of the rare examples of equestrian sculpture with a prancing horse, which requires a great balance and stability. The statue is also a tribute to Garibaldi’s visits to La Spezia, where he stayed three times in his life, after the events of the Roman Republic, the Aspromonte, and the Mentana. (Photo 23) – Banchina Thaon di Revel is a street and a pier in La Spezia. It is named after Paolo Thaon di Revel, an admiral and politician who was the first Duke of the Sea. The street and the pier are located near the Public Gardens, where you can find the Monument of Giuseppe Garibaldi, a bronze equestrian statue of a famous Italian general and patriot. The street and the pier are also close to the Technical Naval Museum, which displays the history and the technology of the Italian Navy. The pier is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and enjoying the view of the Gulf of La Spezia (Photos 25-26-27-28) – Passeggiata Costantino Morin is a street in La Spezia which runs from Banchina Thaon di Revel to Molo Italia, (Photos 29-30-31-32)

La Spezia Cuisine:- La Spezia is a coastal city in the Liguria region of Italy, known for its authentic cuisine that reflects the Mediterranean and mountain influences. Some of the special dishes that you can enjoy in La Spezia are: – Farinata: – A savory chickpea pancake cooked to crispy, golden-brown perfection in a wood-fired oven. This delicious flatbread is a beloved Ligurian specialty that highlights the simplicity and robust Flavors of the region’s culinary traditions. – Focaccia: – A fluffy, flavourful bread that comes in various forms and flavours, ranging from a simple olive oil and sea salt base to more adventurous toppings like fragrant rosemary, sun-drenched tomatoes, or creamy cheese. Focaccia is an indispensable part of Ligurian cuisine and a delightful treat to enjoy throughout your La Spezia adventure. – Panigacci: – A traditional Ligurian “pancake” that offers a unique, delectable twist on Italian cuisine. Served with an assortment of salumi (cured meats) and rich, velvety cheeses, panigacci is a local favourite that you’ll undoubtedly relish. – Cozze (Muscoli): – A flavourful mussel dish that showcases the region’s abundant seafood resources. Cozze, or muscoli, are cooked in a rich, fragrant broth, creating a mouthwatering dish that embodies the essence of the Mediterranean. – To complement these exquisite dishes, be sure to sample the local Vermentino wine. This crisp, refreshing white wine boasts a delicate minerality and bright citrus notes, making it the perfect pairing for the diverse flavours of La Spezia’s culinary delights.

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Photo Gallery of Walk   – Stazione La Spezia Centrale, Piazzetta Ancona to Passeggiata Costantino Morin
Approximately 4.52 km – 2.80 miles

The walk sarts at Stazione La Spezia Centrale – Piazzetta Ancona – Via Fiume – Piazza Saint Bon – Via Fiume – Via Lazzaro Spallanzani – Via del Prione – Via Napoli – Walk back along Via Napoli to Via del Prione – Via del Vecchio Ospedale – Via del Prione – Salita Quintino Sella – Via XX Settembre – Walk back down to Salita Quintino Sella – Via del Prione – Via Baldassarre Biassa – Piazza Giulio Beverini – Walk back to Via del Prione – Via Calatafimi, Piazza Sant’ Agostino – Walk back to Via del Prione – Via Armando Diaz Giardini Pubblici  – Banchina Thaon di Revel  – Walk back to – Passeggiata Costantino Morin