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La Spezia, The Bay of Poets

“Italia! Oh Italia! Thou who hast the fatal gift of Beauty." ~ Lord Byron's tribute to the Bay of Poets

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View Italy and Paris April 2015 on Anja Fourie's travel map.

Where did we stay? Hotel Firenze e Continentale

La Spezia is a quiet harbour town. La Spezia is the departure point for the Cinque Terre, but also has many little coffee shops, restaurants and interesting areas to explore. Many cruise ships stop at La Spezia to allow guests to visit Pisa and Florence, who are both easily accessibly by train from La Spezia. Many would choose to give this port city a skip, as it is so close to so much more grander history, but the city is quaint in its own way.

We spent the day exploring the city by foot, relaxing in coffee shops and breathing in the fresh ocean breeze.

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Market and beautiful food items in La Spezia
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The La Spezia government has installed free lifts in the city, as it can be quite hilly. Take the lifts for a view of the city.

The lifts of La Spezia
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Breathing in the fresh ocean air at the port
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Next stop: Lake Como

Posted by Anja Fourie 07:38 Archived in Italy Tagged harbour italy port tuscany la_spezia

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