The Guest House ‘La Linea D’Acqua’ in La Spezia is located in the center of the city, and can offer its customers a wonderful opportunity to access a whole range of activities to make their stay in our city as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.

Whether you want to devote yourself to cultural trips or you are passionate about hiking and nature, the Guest House ‘La Linea d’Acqua’ is the ideal place to satisfy all your stay and leisure needs.

The city is not only a starting point for other famous destinations, it is also worth a visit for its museums, churches and other remarkable places of interest.


We only indicate some of the interesting places that are worth a visit in our city, which can offer much so more than what we present here.

Walk down the streets of the historic center of La Spezia admiring the superb classic architecture and the ‘Liberty-style’ villasto reach the pristine 19th century gardens, bordered by the colonnades on Via Chiodo.
The central streets of the city are now completely pedestrianized; and at the heart of it all, the lively Via del Prione, full of shops and bars with outdoor space, is one of the busiest streets in La Spezia.

The public gardens of the city, contain various botanical species and certainly provide a relaxing atmosphere, as well as a large area dedicated to children. There is also the unique music stage Palco della Musica.
Water Front also worthy of a walk. You take it until you reach the modern Thaon de Revel Bridge which leads to Porto Mirabello, where you can enjoy an excellent pizza and relax with a drink, while admiring the impressive marina full of yachts.

Being established 140 years ago, the Archaeological Museum ‘U. Formentini’ is the oldest museum in the city.
Its archaeological collections are exhibited in the Castle of San Giorgio, a fortress overlooking the Gulf of La Spezia.
One can also participate in other numerous activities and observe the cultural evolution of the area from prehistoric times to the early Middle Ages.
The room dedicated to the ‘Statue Stelle della Lunigiana’ is of great archeological interest as well.

CAMeC, established on May 23, 2004, provides the city with a venue with remarkable artistic pieces coming from the ‘Premio del Golfo’ editions and the Cozzani and Battolini donations.
It also hosts debates and study days, and has an educational department aimed at both educational institutions and the general public.
The only one among the city museums, it organizes art therapy courses and workshops. A visit to this museum is essential, even if you are staying for only one day in our city.

The Amedeo Lia Museum is located in the historic city center. The structure derives from an ancient convent complex which was later adapted several times.
It includes XII rooms and a ‘Chamber of Wonders’.
Collect prestigious collections ranging from liturgical subjects, to still life, from portraits to gold backgrounds, from bronze and marble sculptures, to glass, terracotta and majolica. The rooms that house paintings dating from the fourth century to the eighteenth century are important.

The Maritime Museum of La Spezia located next to the main door of ‘La Spezia Arsenal’, has the reputation of being the largest naval museum in Italy and one of the oldest in the world. Preserved memorabilia and unique finds are the evidence of the tradition of our navy and its technological evolution.
The room dedicated to the scale models of ancient and modern vessels is worth a visit. A substantial wing of the museum is dedicated entirely to the ancient figureheads that once embellished ships and sailing vessels from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

The cathedral has a distinct circular shape, with the courtyard partially in the garden, which could be accessed via the three portals. Inside the church one can find twelve columns representing the apostles. Paved in white and gray marble, they lead to the central white marble altar, surmounted by a suspended crucifix.
The vaulted crypt preserves the relics of San Venerio, the tombs of the mystical La Spezia Itala Mela and the first diocesan bishops.

The church is located in the historic city center; pro-cathedral from 1929 to 1975. Its origin dates back to the 13th century.
Destroyed almost completely during the devastating bombings of World War II, it was rebuilt and expanded with an extension of the naves. Reconstructed on the basis of the old forms that are now lost, it has a dichromatic facade: the black and white bands typical of the Genoese Gothic.
The paintings inside are quite interesting as well.

The construction of this church dates back to the end of the 19th century by the Salesian Society of San Giovanni Bosco.
The facade of the church, embellished with white and gray bands, has three portals. The central one is amply decorated with mosaics and various ornamental reliefs. One can also see a pair of false side bell towers, while the actual bell tower rises at the bottom of the right side.
The eloquent interior has three naves with a coffered ceiling, divided by masonry pillars, interspersed at each span by pairs of columns of red Verona marble with Byzantine-inspired capitals and pulvini.

The Church has its historical roots in the deeds and preaching of Edward Clarke and his sister about 140 years ago.
The years, during which the new structure of La Spezia was born, also signified the coming to life of the new military arsenal, and during which the old city walls were demolished to make room for a new working-class district, the Umbertino district, make up the context in which Clarke operated.
Built for the purpose of the war, the church is still the evangelical testimony of the community.

The Church of Our Lady of Health is located in the characteristic P.zza Brin, the first nerve center of the new workers’ quarter (The Umbertine Quarter) and a multiethnic meeting point. Also known as the parish church of Scorza.
Inside there is the ‘Madonna’ attributed to Caravaggio and a large canvas portraying the ‘Virgin with the SS. Gioacchino and Anna’, attributed to Fiasella.
A single nave with a large vault, it has matroneums on the sides. And while the external facade marks the element of the ‘unfinished’ with the neo-baroque references, the two bell towers with neo-baroque domes were in fact completed only in 1912.

Built in the 16th century, the small church of SS Giovanni e Agostino finds space in the historic city center and was originally an oratory for the recovery of the deceased.
It served many purposes over time: from being a school building to a shelter for the French troops at the end of the 18th century. After the French occupation of the city it returned to its original functions and then definitively assumed the sacred function.
A single nave building full of 18th and 19th century decorations contrasts with the sternness of the exterior and the pomp of the neo-baroque decorations in the apse.


The paths that overlook its sea, walks and mountain bike tours in the mountains of the hinterland, cultural trips … etc

Visiting the Cinque Terre is undoubtedly a ‘must’.
From the Guest House ‘La Linea d’Acqua’ it is possible to reach the Cinque Terre easily by car, however the train is the best and most ecological option.
Another way to enjoy the five villages from a different point of view is by boat, which starts from the seafront of Spezia, and also leaves for Portovere, the Palmaria island, Lerici, Camogli-San Fruttuoso and Portofino.

The cuisine of the Cinque Terre is based on simple dishes and typical products, among which, logically, the fresh fish stands out, as well as the pesto made with olive oil and basil from the Riviera, and the fragrant aromatic herbs.
The pearls of agricultural production are the precious wines and the celebrated sciacchettrà. Starting from the Guest House ‘La Linea d’Acqua’, it will be possible to organize food and wine visits to one or more of the five countries that make up ‘the Lands’.

Another summer activity, that will undoubtedly meet the favor of those who want to take advantage of it, is that of a boat / dinghy trip to the seaside villages of the coast of La Spezia, from ‘the beaches’ near the mouth of the Magra River to the Cinque Terre Marine Natural Park and beyond in the direction of Genoa.
Whether it’s just to take a dip and taste typical dishes on board, or to go diving or whale watching, in any case you can be sure not to be disappointed.

It is possible to rent mountain bikes in La Spezia: for one person or company trips or even for guided and already selected tours; with destinations and stops in the most distinctive places of the coast or inland.
An example for all are the cycle paths of the Alta Via delle Cinque Terre.
This route is suitable especially for fairly experienced users, but on the other hand it offers wonderful and the most unique views in the world.

From the city of La Spezia it is possible to rent coaches, minibuses and GT buses to organize visits or tours to the cities of history and art: Pisa, Florence, Lucca, Siena; or to the picturesque villages of the ‘Cinque Terre’; or reach the small village of Portofino, or visit the famous Carrara marble quarries to admire the spectacular scenery.
It is also possible to completely customize your excursions, perhaps by relying on a guide or escort service with advance booking of tickets for museums and remarkable monuments.

To rent a scooter is a practical, fast and ‘youthful’ way to visit the surroundings of La Spezia, both on the sea and inland, especially if you are a couple.
With this vehicle you will reach all the tourist destinations nearby without worrying too much about parking.

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