La Spezia

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  • Day12

    Cinque Terre

    November 24, 2017 in Italy

    Last day in Riomagiorre,
    We had a nice relaxing stroll around the town centre, had coffee and a look good look at Riomagiorre itself. Then Roberto, our porter came to heave our heavy suitcases, one on his shoulder and the other in his hand like it was so light, along the narrow paths, down to the paved area where he could roll the suitcases, to the train station for our journey to Bologna. Roberto told us that his grandmother had to walk to La Spezia 2 to 3 times a day with grapes in a basket on her head, when there weren't any trains at Cinque Terre. La Spezie is twice the distance of our hike to Portovenere.Read more

  • Day233

    Le Spezia, Italy

    April 20, 2018 in Italy

    Another day that did not go as planned. We all waited for the guys who were taking photos on the gangway to finish and then we all headed out together to go to Piza to see the leaning tower. We knew we had to take the train for an hour to get there and that was about it. We got outside and talked to the information desk, they gave us a map and circled the train station which was a 25 minute walk. When we got to the train station it would have been a 40 minute wait for the train. So we looked it up online and it would have been a 25 minute walk again after the train to get to the tower. So we strapped the idea and decided to just relax in Le Spezia instead. We are all now relaxing in a Café called Tripoli with wifi and waiting on our lunch.Read more

  • Day212

    La Spezía, Italy

    March 30, 2018 in Italy

    Today was a disappointment. I had requested a tour to go to Florence which I didn’t get. So Jackson and I just went out to explore La Spezía instead. There however was nothing here. There was the beginnings of a boat show for the weekend along the harbour but everything everywhere was deserted. There wasn’t much to see, we’re just sitting in the cruise terminal using the wifi to fill in time until we start work. Coming back here I would push harder to get on the Florence tour.Read more

  • Day3

    La Spezia

    September 10, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Nach gefühlten 1000 Tunnel und einer kleinen "Erkundungsfahrt" in die höher gelegenen Straßen (super Aussicht auf die Stadt und das Meer) in La Spezia angekommen.

  • Day4

    2nd Highest Cruisers!!

    August 10, 2016 in Italy

    Had a nice little surprise yesterday.
    We where informed by Ana Maria, the loyalty ambassador, that we where the 2nd highest cruisers on board.
    The highest cruiser is a pinnacle member from Japan 🇯🇵 who no one ever sees.
    Anyway the upshot was that we were to be presented with a bottle of champagne at the top tier event last night.
    We had a good number of officers there, but no Captain, as he was still sorting out the life boat problems, that had caused our delay leaving Marseilles.
    It was a shame as it's Captain Johnny, who I've heard lots about, but never met.
    Anyway it was a nice surprise, and except for one mysterious Japanese guy, we'd have been top cruiser, which is something that I never thought would ever happen.
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  • Day4

    La Spezia, Italy

    August 10, 2016 in Italy

    Today we docked at La Spezia, Italy 🇮🇹.
    But I didn't get off the ship as the weather was awful. It was quite warm, but chucking it down with rain ☔.
    So we all spent the morning in the solarium. Sheila and the girls went in the jacuzzi and I read my book.
    Later on in the afternoon Aimee and Anna finally went on the water slides, I'll get some photos of them tomorrow.
    After a pleasant evening in the diamond lounge chatting to Andy and Claire, a couple from Yarm in North Yorkshire, we went for dinner in Johnny Rockets, which was good, but they don't do the dancing anymore, which is a shame.
    We had planned to go to the ice show but it didn't start till 10pm so we gave that a miss too.
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  • Day39

    La Spezia

    July 25, 2017 in Italy

    We were up early and headed to the train station to met Annie. We traveled by train from Rome to La Spezia passing scenic views of the ocean along the way.
    We checked into our AirBnB which was right near the train station and then found a pizza restaurant for lunch. We walked down to the waterfront area and had Aperol Spritz. We watched the beautiful sunset over the water. We had fun doing a few boomerang videos with Dane as our photographer. We ate dinner at an Italian restaurant, seafood pasta with locally caught mussels and a litre of local wine.Read more

  • Day3

    Wine tasting wash out.

    September 19, 2017 in Italy

    Today we where docked in La Spezia, Italy 🇮🇹.
    As we had the wine tasting and hot air balloon excursion booked for the afternoon, I just had a walk in the town and visited the Cathedral of Christ, which is a very modern building with a very modern interior on the lines of the Liverpool Catholic cathedral.
    Not very interesting, but nice enough.
    The town itself although quite run down in appearance, did have some very ornate architecture.
    In the afternoon as I said we had the excursion booked, this was free to all pinnacle members, and $99 to anyone else.
    It was a trip to a vineyard in Tuscony, about an hour and a half away from La Spezia, a place called Cenaia.
    We were supposed to have a wine tasting then watch some hot air balloons go up.
    We where sat outside in the vineyard, it was a beautiful rustic setting, just how you would imagine an Italian vineyard to be. We were just having the third wine, when we heard the first clap of thunder then the lightning 🌩, then the heavens opened, not rain, but hailstones the size of frozen peas.
    Needless to say everyone piled inside for shelter.
    The storm then turned into torrential rain and the thunder and lightning 🌩 got worse, at one point knocking out all the lighting in the building.
    After about 30 minutes it showed no signs of letting up so some people asked to be taken back to the ship, as there was no chance of the balloons going up in that weather.
    So Michael Bailey the CEO arranged for a bus to come back early and those that wanted went back to the ship 🛳, myself Maz and Sue included.
    Having said all that, it was still a very enjoyable day, and was worth doing.
    Oh yes and the people who had paid for the trip where promised refunds on their tickets, so no problems there then.
    We did learn some interesting stuff on the coach to the vineyard, such as the seeing the mountains where they cut the world famous Carrara marble, this is the pure white marble that was used on most of the statues by Michaelangelo and the like.
    Until the guide told us, I just thought that it was snow 🌨 on the mountains.
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  • Day4

    La Spezia, Italy

    June 13, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 66 °F

    La Spezia, Italy 🇮🇹 today, and I'm afraid I didn't get off the ship again, as the weather was awful.
    Not that it bothered me as I have been to all the ports on this trip, and there was nothing I really wanted to see.
    Also it gave me a chance to photograph some more of the ship.

You might also know this place by the following names:

La Spezia, Специя, QLP, ラ・スペツィア, Spedia, Speza, Ла Специја

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