Itineraries, guided tours in the province of La Spezia
The territory offers a unique combination between nature and culture, the landscape ranges from the marine area, where the rocks overhanging the sea are covered by rank vegetation, to the Poet's Gulf wich frames the old villages of Portovenere and Lerici, and where is located La Spezia main city of the province, as far as the inland, green lung of the territory where discover the Magra River Valley with the noble Sarzana and its ancestor Luni, and the Vara River Valley with the rounded villages of Brugnato and Varese Ligure.
|Poet's Gulf: Portovenere and Lerici are the sentinels of the Gulf, the sea, the islands and the green hills frame it. From centuries these places' beauty is told by writers and poets like Shelley, Byron and Montale, from this comes the name Poet's Gulf. ....(read more)
|La Spezia: nothing or few remained of its medieval origins, the today's town has born and developed itself after 1861 around the Navy Arsenal...(read more)|
|Sarzana: flourishing merchant village of medieval origin that was born and developed taking advantage of its location on the Francigena trail, afterwards the town experienced several dominations until when passed under Genoa in the 16th century. Inside the village...(read more)|
|Luni archaeological area: old roman colony founded around the 180 B.C at the delta of Magra River, the town lived the period of maximum splendor between the half of the 1st cent. B.C. ...(read more)|
|Vara River Valley: since the prehistory its territory has been a connection area between the Mediterranean and the Padana Plain. The river which flows through it gave the name to these lands framed by the high peaks of the Appenines...(leggi tutto)|