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Highlights La Spezia
- A stroll through the old town and visit to the Castello San Giorgio
- Hiking in the Val di Vara
- Bathing and nature in the Cinque Terre National Park
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La Spezia is a lively and charming coastal town in Liguria. It extends on a narrow strip of land and is bordered by mountains on one side and the sea on the other. As a result, a lively cityscape has developed here in which you can expect numerous holiday accommodations. How about a holiday apartment or an apartment in the colourful centre around the Prione quarter? Or would you rather spend your holidays in an old country inn converted into a holiday home?
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Location and orientation
The capital of the province of La Spezia in northern Italy is the second largest municipality in the Liguria region, after the regional capital of Genoa. By the way, this is about 70 kilometres away. La Spezia lies on the gulf of the same name, which stretches as a bay with a length of 4.6 kilometres and a width of 3.2 kilometres deep inland. Outside La Spezia, the Cinque Terre National Park begins, while in the hinterland there are ridges of hills and fertile valleys where fruit and vines are grown.
On the first weekend of August, the Palio del Golfo Festival takes place, with rowing boat competitions, historical costume parades, concerts, delicacies and a huge fireworks display to round off the event.
Top 3 travel tips
La Spezia is often unfairly dismissed as an industrial city. The area of the old town, which stretches between the railway station and the harbour, is a real gem. Stroll through the Prione Quarter and the pedestrian zone of Via Prione, which leads down to the harbour, or stroll up the hill to the impressive Castello San Giorgio.2. Hiking in the Val di Vara
Just a short drive from your vacation rental in La Spezia you will find the Vara Valley or Val di Vara. The fertile valley is fed by the river Vara, on whose banks numerous small villages and ancient castles can be found. Follow the Via Aurelia, which runs along the bottom of the valley to Genoa, and take long walks in the green and unspoilt countryside. This area is still a real insider tip, so make it your business to explore the most beautiful villages and the best wineries in the area!3. Bathing and nature in the Cinque Terre National Park
The area of the Cinque Terre National Park comprises an approximately 12-kilometre-long coastal strip northwest of La Spezia, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The special feature of the area is the mountain range, which slopes steeply towards the sea, hiding five picturesque villages in five steep cuts: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The villages are situated in small valleys and the journey by train is an experience in itself.
Vacation rentals in La Spezia
You will find more than 1000 accommodations from numerous providers in La Spezia. These can be rented from 50 € per night. Many of the holiday accommodations can be booked online, which is faster and more convenient than an enquiry to the landlord.
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The corona crisis strongly impacted the travel industry in 2020. Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average cost of around $147.71 per night.
Travelers who want to be budget-friendly should travel to La Spezia in January, February, and December, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $125.33, $129.79, and $130.17 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
At the time of booking a vacation rental in La Spezia, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of August (with an average of $176.99 per night), followed by May ($167.79), and April ($160.25).
It is better to book your stay well in advance when visiting La Spezia, as only 53% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
The best months to find available accommodation in La Spezia are May (the average amount of properties that are free reached 66.4% of the total in 2020), April (64.75%), and June (60%).
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in La Spezia are, in order, August (with 29.4% of available rentals), July (47.75%), and September (48%).
In La Spezia we collaborate with 19 different providers to give you a choice of 2000 properties, so you will not be short of options!