La Spezia is an attractive town situated in northern Italy on the west coast of the country. This coastal town is at the head of La Spezia Gulf in the Liguria region and is an important harbour with some interesting and attractive tourist attractions. Beaches, beautiful nearby villages, shopping and restaurants make self catering accommodation in La Spezia a popular choice with many different holidaymakers.
Whether you stay in self catering accommodation in La Spezia that is situated in the town itself or in one of the many beautiful villages surrounding the town you’ll find this is a lovely area with much to see and do. The large harbour is by far the main feature of the town, and the assortment of marinas are a pleasant place for a walk, admiring all the superyachts! Beaches are never far away when you want to spend a relaxing day on the sand, or if you want to keep more active there are several golf courses within the vicinity of your La Spezia accommodation.
Being a sizeable town you can enjoy shopping and entertainment, and when you don’t fancy cooking your own meals within your self catering accommodation in La Spezia there are plenty of great places to eat within the town too.
The town itself has several interesting attractions to visit. There is a historic centre where you’ll find attractive buildings and all throughout the town there are things to see. St George’s Castle has been recently restored and includes a museum, plus there are art nouveau style villas to see, several different museums, churches, and public gardens to visit too.
If you want to visit the famous Cinque Terre section of the Italian coast, self catering accommodation in La Spezia is a great base from which to do this. The Cinque Terre National Park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features not only stunning coastal landscapes, but five picturesque villages set into the cliffs. You can reach Cinque Terre via train from the town, plus there is a passenger ferry that connects most of the villages as well as walking trails.
There is a pleasant Mediterranean climate to be enjoyed when you holiday in self catering accommodation in La Spezia. Hot and sunny summer days are the norm, and July is the hottest month with an average high of 28C (82F). Winters are quite warm and an ideal time for sightseeing to avoid the bigger crowds.
Self catering accommodation in La Spezia can be reached with ease as there are two major airports near by. Pisa’s Galilieo Galilei International Airport is around an hour’s drive and handles flights from airlines such as British Airways, easyJet, Jet2.com, Ryanair, and Thomson Airways. Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport is another option, about 75 minutes drive, and has flights from British Airways amongst others.