La Spezia Tourism

Located between Pisa and Genoa in the Ligua region of North Italy, La Spezia is the capital of the Province of La Spezia. Spread over 59.31 sq.km it is home to more than 95,700 inhabitants.

La Spezia has history dating back to the Roman era. Connected with the Genoese alterations until its fall, it later developed along the lines of the Liguarian Capital. The city saw a tremendous development from 1861 due to the commission of naval arsenal by the royal government. When the Italians yielded to their allies in September 1943, La Spezia became a departure port for the Italian Navy on the orders of British.

It is a beautiful town that brews into the surrounding hill ranges giving the tourists a picturesque beauty. The streets filled with Bergamot trees, museums, beautiful gardens, beaches and the well maintained naval territories of Italy are an absolute delight for anyone to see, thus giving them a reason to head to La Spezia.

Essential travel information and La Spezia tips for your visit

  • If you are not used to heat, bring a small battery fan with you to cool off.
  • Pack comfortable trekking shoes as there is a lot of hilly terrain.
  • Before you start your sightseeing, it would be helpful to collect as much tourist information from the tourism office in La Spezia.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of La Spezia

  • Know the pollution level of La Spezia before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is La Spezia for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in La Spezia.

    • Burglary and Theft 30 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 15 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 45 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 35 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35 (Low)
    • Attacks 30 (Low)
    • Drug offense 40 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of La Spezia is 171.8 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 70.51 (High)
    • Climate Index 94.14 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 57.47 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.35 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 91.67 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.53 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 86.56 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in La Spezia

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 96.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 99.96 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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