1. Exploring Cinque Terre - Travel Made Simple
    June 7, 2014 @ 8:02 am

    […] La Spezia is the next largest town at the south-east of the the train line. It has a castle and a naval museum, but is otherwise just a city, though does make a decent base for exploring the area. […]

  2. Erik
    February 26, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    Thanks for this post! I’m doing the Cinque Terre on the next trip, but, like many I’m sure, staying in La Spieza!

    • Andrew
      February 26, 2013 @ 11:10 pm

      La Spezia was a great transport hub for the region. The city is ok, but not really spectacular compared to what is in the surrounding region.

      Check out the rest of the series for more stuff nearby. How long are you in the area?

  3. A Quick Guide to not-Cinque Terre » Grounded Traveler - Expat Adventures in Germany
    October 30, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    […] La Spezia […]

  4. Sarzana – Near But Not In Cinque Terre » Grounded Traveler
    May 13, 2011 @ 8:38 pm

    […] are on the same stretch of Ligurian Coast as the famous five, Sarzana is inland and to the east of la Spezia. This was one place I had never heard of, but I fully enjoyed it. We decided to take a bus to […]

  5. Italy Travel News 02/09/2011 | Italy Travel Guide
    February 9, 2011 @ 11:57 pm

    […] La Spezia – Near but not in Cinque Terre […]

  6. Annie
    February 8, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

    Those umbrella men come out of the woodwork swapping tissues for umbrellas before it starts raining! I think they secretly control the weather…. 😉

    Great post on La Spezia, I haven’t been but I have a work mate from there and I agree I think these little towns get overlooked in the rush for Cinque Terre, great series!

    • Andrew
      February 9, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

      They were all huddled near the market and tons up near the train station all week. Just as it rained they started running through the streets.

  7. Laurel
    February 8, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    Looks like a great place off the beaten path, but still close enough to enjoy Cinque Terre, love those kind of places!

    • Andrew
      February 9, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

      La Spezia is odd in that respect because it is direct smack in the middle of the beaten track, just not beaten by tourists. It is a cross road of major train lines and highways on the coast and a major port in the area. It is just that most tourists head to the CT.

  8. Scott
    February 8, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    Awesome idea to highlight the areas around CT! Sadly, I am sure the closest most get to them is the train station.

    • Andrew
      February 9, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

      Hoards and hoards of them got to the La Spezia train station, from their tour bus parked outside.