Province of La Spezia

Liguria, Italy

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Province of La Spezia
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About Province of La Spezia

The Province of La Spezia (Italian: Provincia della Spezia) is a province of the Liguria region of Italy. Its capital is the city of La Spezia.

It has an area of 881 square kilometers (340 square miles) and, as of 2017 , a total population of 220,225 inhabitants. There are 32 municipalities in the province (source: Italian Institute of Statistics Istat

In the province of La Spezia there are the Cinque Terre, Portovenere and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. More and more in this area are the villages of Brugnato, Montemarcello, Tellaro and Varese Ligure, which were included in the list of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Furthermore, the Province of La Spezia is one of the institutions awarded with the gold medal for military value for the sacrifices of its people and its activities in the partisan struggle during the Second World War.

Main municipalities

Transportation

Railway lines

The Province of La Spezia is very well connected to the whole Italian territory by the Italian railways. Two main lines cross the territory: the "Tirrenica" line which connects the province to Genoa and Rome, and the "Pontremolese" line which goes towards Parma. There are regular trains that connect the province with the main Italian cities, including: Milan, Turin, Florence, Pisa, Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Naples, Savona and Ventimiglia.

airports

In the province there is Luni airport, which is used only by general aviation. The nearest airports with international and intercontinental connections are: Pisa airport, Genoa airport and Milan Malpensa airport.

highways

There are two highways that cross the territory. The A12 highway that connects the province with Genoa and Livorno and the A15 highway that connects La Spezia to Parma.

Gallery

Roman amphitheater of Luni

Manarola

Vernazza

Palace of the Province

Levanto

Brugnato

Varese Ligure

Sarzana

Spice

Ameglia

Lerici

Portovenere

Palmaria Island

Rocca of Sarzana

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