The Magra is a river that flows in Tuscany and Liguria, bathing the provinces of La Spezia and Massa-Carrara, the main river of Liguria by average flow rate at the mouth even if only the terminal part of its course belongs to it; along its path, the largest plain of Liguria is created. The river originates in Tuscany at an altitude1 200 m a.s.l. , between Monte Borgognone.
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The Val di Vara is a Ligurian valley, almost entirely included in the province of La Spezia. Crossed by the Vara river, from which it takes its name, it ends at the point of confluence with the Magra river, in Fornola , at the beginning of the territory of the municipality of Vezzano Ligure. The Val di Vara, with its 575 km² of extension and its 30 275 inhabitants is the largest territory in the province of La Spezia and the least populated, therefore characterized by a low density of anthropiz
The fortress of Sarzanello is a military fortification that rises in via alla Fortezza on the hill of Sarzanello, near Sarzana, in the province of La Spezia, and dominates the Val di Magra from above. Its nature and its position make it one of the symbols of the city of Sarzana. Since December 2014, the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities has been managing it through the Liguria Museum Complex, which in December 2019 became the Regional Directorate for Museums.
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
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.
The Cinque Terre National Park is a national park established in 1999 which is located in Liguria, in the province of La Spezia. It is the only institution in Italy aimed at the protection of an anthropized environment and provides, among other things, the safeguarding of the system of dry stone walls that support the cultivated terraces overlooking the sea and protects a coastal area where man has created a stable life of mutual coexistence between himself and nature.
The Fantiscritti quarries are white marble quarries located in the municipality of Carrara . The whole, now a museum, was created forty years ago by Walter Danesi. There is a railway station built for the line of the Carrara Private Marble Railway . It houses a "Museum of the quarries" and is often a stage and scenery for artists' exhibitions.
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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.