We are located in La Spezia where you can visit quite interesting museums, shop around and reach the main turistic places (Portovenere, Lerici, Cinque Terre) in about 30 minutes or less.
Museo Lia La Spezia
Museo Lia was opened in 1996 to receive the collection offered to La Spezia by Ing. Amedeo Lia. Different works of art are included which go from Classical Period to the Middle Ages and modern works.Ing. Lia was able to collect with passion and in only half a century works of art of great value and importance. Nowdays the collection includes pictures, miniatures, sculptures, different type of object art, archaelogic reperts, and could be really considered as an "unicum" for its unusual wholeness.
Camec La Spezia
Civic collections received during "Il Premio del Golfo" between 1949 and 1965 are included and shown in the Museum, recently enriched by other generous and further gifts. Futhermore, Camec intends to study and look at new artistic currents and their younger exponents.Camec is located in in the city center, in the same building of the ex-court now qualified to receive expositions and cultural events organized by its artistic direction which always show a very high cultural level.
Museo Geopaleontologico di Lerici
It is located in the Castel of Lerici and its birth is due to some dinosaurs foot-marks discovered in the neighbourhood.The museum shows those animals'life had to be like and the main possible reasons of their estinction.
Museo Navale La Spezia
The Navy wanted the Museum the first years of 20th century and it is located in the city center, next to Arsenale Militare. The museum includes important collections of Navy historic reperts.For example, the tourist could look at a precious collection of figure-heads, in particolar the one that was on the frigate "La Minerva", on which admiral Francesco Caracciolo was hanged on Nelson's order.
Museo Civico Ubaldo Formentini
The Museum was opened in 1873, after that Cesare Podenzana (1840-1884) gave his naturalistic collection as donation to the City. Three months later the museum already included historic reperts, discovered after the excavations realized in next to Arsenale Militare, some parchments, maps an other documents about the city's history besides zoologic collections.The years after the museum is protagonist of further gifts, caused by increment of paleontologic research in the neighborhood, also directed by impotant scientists such as Giovanni Capellini. Between the two centuries more other important discovers are realized like as two steles belonging to the Copper and Iron Age. The costant and important discovers brought the Museum to several change of residence. Nowdays the museum is located in San Giogio Castel, recently re-established and given to the town.
Il museo del Sigillo
The Museo del Sigillo was opened in 2000 in La Spezia after that Lilian and Euro Capellini gifted the more complete colletion which was ever realized. Some of the most famous experts have given their important contribution to the catalogues publication and the relationship with the Archivio Segreto Vaticano, Archivio della Città Proibita di Beijing and with the maison Laligue of Paris permitted to select enough material to realize something really unique. The Museum is located in the Palazzina delle Arti, a neogothic building in Via Prione.