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Castello San Giorgio

19121 La Spezia, SP, Italy

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About Castello San Giorgio

The Castle of San Giorgio is an ancient Genoese fortification on the high ground of the city of La Spezia called "Colle del Poggio". The castle can be reached via XXVII Marzo which crosses what today remains of the belt of walls erected in the 14th century to defend the city.  The castle retained its medieval structure until the mid-fifteenth century when the introduction of artillery imposed the construction of new thick walls, even if of lesser constructive accuracy, with a shoe profile and ch



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Technical Naval Museum of Spezia0.55km from Castello San Giorgio

The Naval Technical Museum of the Navy is located in La Spezia. La Spezia is the most important of the Italian naval museums and, although it has been here for just over a century, it has much older origins. Located next to the main access portal to the military Arsenal, it has been here since 1958. Previously it was located in the mechanical workshops inside the military establishment.

Cinque Terre6.51km from Castello San Giorgio

Cinque Terre, which means Five Lands, comprises the five small coastal villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso located in the Italian region of Liguria. They are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Cinque Terre area is a popular tourist destination. Over the centuries, people have built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the Ligurian Sea.

Church of Saint Peter6.52km from Castello San Giorgio

The Church of San Pietro is an ancient church dedicated to Saint Peter, built on a rocky edge in Portovenere, facing the beautiful Gulf of Poets. The original church was founded on the ancient remains of a pagan temple dedicated to the goddess Venus Erycina, and was consecrated in 1198. The black and white bands on the walls were added by the Genoese in the 13th century, presumably between 1256 and 1277.

Via dell' Amore6.93km from Castello San Giorgio

The Via dell'Amore is a pedestrian street overlooking the sea which, with a path of just over a kilometer, connects the villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola, in the Cinque Terre, in Liguria.  Famous throughout the world for its beauty and breathtaking views, it is one of the most important tourist attractions in the area and is an integral part of the Cinque Terre National Park and the area declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Palmaria7.25km from Castello San Giorgio

L ' island Palmària, is located in the Ligurian Sea, the western end of the Gulf of La Spezia; with its area of ​​1.89 square km, it is in fact the largest island of the Spezzino Archipelago and of all the five Ligurian islands. Located in front of the village of Porto Venere, from which it is separated by a narrow stretch of sea called Le Bocche, it is part of an archipelago also made up of the islands of Tino and Tinetto. Its territory is part of the municipality of Porto Venere.

Sentiero Azzurro8.83km from Castello San Giorgio

The Verde Azzurro path is a hiking itinerary that runs entirely within the Cinque Terre National Park . [1] In reality it is the path number SVA of the CAI of La Spezia and, going further back in time, the path that has always been used by the inhabitants to move on foot between the five villages.

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The Liguria region is a destination recommended both for those who like relaxation and for dynamic people: with its jagged land, its hills, peaks and cliff-hanging villages, is the ideal spot for hiking or bicycling, diving or paragliding, as well as visiting villages rich in history.