La Spezia

Often an overnight stop en route to Cinque Terre, La Spezia offers travelers more than just affordable stays. Beyond a working-class port and naval base, there are maritime and archaeological museums, a hilltop castle, and an old town ideal for exploring and sampling Ligurian cuisine.

Museo Civico Amedeo Lia

The "Amedeo Lia" museum is located in the old convent of the minimites of St. Francis from Paola, who settled in the town of la Spezia in about 1620. The collection includes about 1200 works of all kinds, classical, late antique, mediaeval, up to the 18th century. There are paintings, miniatures, bronze, copper, ivory and wooden statues, glassware, tin-glazed pottery and art objects which...