: Pisa Airport Gallilei
: Passeggiata Morin - La Spezia
: Central Station La Spezia
: Motorway A12 o A15 La Spezia exit
: San Terenzo, Lerici
: coffee bar via genova
Car: not necessary
Villa Zanazzo is an elegant Residenza located in the city of la Spezia, in a Liberty building of the late XIXth century recently renewed (in 2011).
Just 10 minutes from the train station, this elegant and comfortable property offers its guests an ideal solution for enjoying the beauties of the Cinque Terre Riviera in quietness and relax or for a peaceful holiday in a beautiful historical context.
The city of La Spezia has a strategic position in Liguria that allows to reach easily Cinque Terre, Tuscany (Pisa, Florence), and the other beautiful locations of Riviera.
Bus stop is right under the property (50 metres) and it takes around 7 minutes to get to the Central Station. On foot the distance from the train station and the main shopping street of La Spezia is approx. 15 minutes.
From the Station “La Spezia Centrale”, take the taxi service (travelling time: 5 minutes) or the bus service number 3 (direction “Chiappa”, rides every 10 minutes, travelling time: 10 minutes).
From the A12 motorway take the “La Spezia” exit. It takes around 15-20 minutes to reach the Villa.
The Gulf of Poets is a small area located along the Mediterranean coast. It holds the secrets of many poets and artists who came to live here. Shelley, Lord Byron, Wagner and Montale have all been inspired by the beauty and the romantic scenery of La Spezia, Lerici, Portovenere and the small cliff top villages facing the sea. The towns and villages of the gulf are all popular tourist destinations, thanks to their enchanting atmosphere.
La Spezia, the provincial capital of this part of Liguria, owes most of its development to the 1860s, when the Naval Arsenal was built here. The city is also famous as one of the most important site of the Liberty Style-Art Nouveau Architecture (unfortunately many properties were destroyed in the second world war ).
Its proximity to such beautiful tourist destinations as the Cinque Terre, and its mild climate have given it great appeal to holidaymakers. The town centre is pleasant and La Spezia is well-connected by transport and makes a good, affordable base for exploring this part of the Italian Riviera. The town spreads across the inside of the Golfo dei Poeti, the Gulf of Poets. The town also has lovely views inland, towards the Apuan Alps.