Located high on a cliff side rising from the crystal-clear sea, La Spezia shines like an oil painting. Hundreds of colorful houses and stone buildings cling to the mountain, safeguarding the town from the sea.
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Viewed from your luxury yacht, the quiet La Spezia appears as the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday. Stone arches overlooking the sea, small squares enopen by old buildings, and shaded streets give it the dignified air of an old town. Have a coffee in the old town, or shop at the craft shops and boutiques that line Via Prione and Corso Cavour.
A visit to La Spezia on your luxury charter of the Five Lands is a great alternative to Portofino’s high life and the quiet sophistication of Liguria’s other destinations. The centuries-old port is one of the busiest seaports of the Mediterranean. Situated in the eponymous gulf and protected by a dam, its 7-meter deep seabed can accommodate yachts of all sizes. In particular, yachters willing to spend a day (or a few) in the city can berth in Porto Mirabello. The modern marina offers excellent customer service to yacht charters for a secure, and stress-free stay.
Porto Mirabello, in the charming Gulf of La Spezia, and the long city promenade boast many restaurants, café, and shops. Just out of the city are several beaches and inlets, which can get busy in the summer months.
Baia dei Lerici, a heavenly pool of crystal-clear water backed by woods, has received full Blue Flag status. The beach of Punta Bianca features a limestone reef, while the unspoilt Punta Corvo, included among Italy’s 11 most beautiful beaches, can be accessed by the sea or by a long flight of stairs. The nearby Porto Venere offers snorkeling and diving activities.
Once in La Spezia, visit Castello Doria and Castello di San Giorgio to enjoy spectacular views of the Gulf. Other notable sights within walking distance of the port are the Cathedral, Villa Marmorin, and the Museo di San Giorgio. These attractions make La Spezia a perfect place to take a short break from sailing!