La Spezia is a port city in Liguria, Italy. The city is well known for its seafaring heritage, with its 1800s maritime arsenal and the Technical Naval Museum that boasts of ship models and navigational instruments. Meanwhile, La Spezia’s hilltop St. George’s Castle is home to an archaeological museum featuring artifacts from prehistory to the Middle Ages. If you’re more into the arts, there is the nearby Amedeo Lia Museum which exhibits illuminated miniatures, bronze sculptures, and paintings in a former convent. In short, the city, which is accessible by air, land, and sea, has so much to offer, be it for history buffs or art lovers.
For those traveling by land via the railway, take the local train towards La Spezia and get off at your destination and take a cab ride to the city or take the express directly to La Spezia. Major Italian cities with trains that lead to La Spezia include Palermo, Lucca, Siena, Turin, Pisa, Genoa, Florence, Venice, Rome, and Milan.
If you wish to spend more time on the numerous attractions, book into one of these budget-friendly hotels. Read on to find out about the best hotels, Airbnb, and vacation rentals in La Spezia that will leave your wallet happy.
Set on the northwestern hills above La Spezia, Ostello Tramonti lies in the village of Biassa with free WiFi and parking space. The cheap and chic hostel offers simple rooms with a shared bathroom, tiled floors and functional furnishings. There is also a shared lounge with a TV and small library for your entertainment. For added comfort and safety, female-only dorms are also available here. Some of the activities here include hiking, visiting the local library, playing table tennis, shopping at La Terrazze and visiting Cinque Terre.
Address: Via Fabio Filzi 110, 19133 La Spezia, Italy (see map)
Price: from 25 USD
Located in the heart of La Spezia, Cinque Terre Sea Sensations is a best-selling guest house featuring nicely decorated rooms that match a five-star hotel. As a guest, you’ll be treated to a free WiFi and toiletries throughout your stay. The closest airport is Pisa International Airport, which is about 64.8 kilometers away. Some of the activities here include village exploration, hiking, visiting Cinque Terre and shopping at La Terrazze.
Cinque Terre Sea Sensations
Address: Salita Quintino Sella 7, 19020 La Spezia, Italy (see map)
Price: from 58 USD
Grand Hostel Manin is a 15-minute walk from La Spezia Centrale Train Station and 300 meters from the ferry port, both offering links to the UNESCO Cinque Terre National Park. Some rooms feature private balconies with shared bathrooms and a kitchen. Free WiFi is available for all guests. If you’re staying here, don’t forget to do some village exploration, hiking, visiting Cinque Terre and shopping at La Terrazze.
Grand Hostel Manin
Address: Via Manin 8, 19121 La Spezia, Italy (see map)
Price: from 30 USD
The holiday home owned by Giuliana is located in the central piazza facing the City Theater, and is a 15-minute walk from the central rail station. It’s also close to ‘My Sailing Week,’ an agency that provides daily cruises in sail boats or a nice evening on board in the Gulf of La Spezia (Gulf of Poets). The host and her husband also offer a picnic with a panoramic view, wine tasting, mountain biking and trips to hidden spots. They’d even organize your personal tour with PakoBike, where you get to explore Cinque Terre off the beaten track with their E-mountain bikes.
Giuliana's holiday home
Price: from 67 USD
Number of Guests: 3
At Allesandro’s medieval house, you can relive the medieval Italian royalty life with modern facilities while enjoying the majestic view of the sea. Located in the hilly area of Castellazzo, above the city of La Spezia, the property is a portion of an old castle, carefully restored to preserve the structural characteristics of the time. The room is in the old stables with the ceiling vaults partially open to give you the chance to see the sea while sitting on the bed. While there, you can go biking, alfresco dining and exploring the villages.
Allesandro's medieval house
Price: from 77 USD
Number of Guests: 2
The property features a large terrace with panoramic views and is nestled in a quiet residential area within walking distance from the historic centre of La Spezia. The apartment is about 300 meters from the central station, 500 meters from the small harbor for boat trips to the Cinque Terre and is 6 kilometers away from the Gulf of Lerici Poets. You can also do some village exploration and biking.
Price: from 73 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Ever wondered what it’s like to live in a chic attic, overlooking the city? Maurizio’s apartment is just a five minutes walk from the train station and the city center. Also ideal for day trips to the Cinque Terre and exploring the wonderful Gulf of Poets, the place offers a romantic setting for couples to enjoy alfresco dining.
Price: from 97 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Villa Nina Residence is a family-run hotel offering eight studio rooms for two to four people to stay in. Here, you get to relax on the terrace with a small garden with benches and tables where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the Gulf of La Spezia. Don’t miss out on sailing and exploring the villages.
Villa Nina Residence
Price: from 98 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Address: Via di Murlo 68/a
Price: from 84 USD
WiFi Available in All Areas Breakfast in the Room Special Diet Meals (upon request) Wine/Champagne Bottle of Water Breakfast options Beach Chairs/Loungers Street Parking
Case Per Ferie Il Gabbiano
Address: Piazzale Giovanni XXIII
Price: from 59 USD
WiFi Available in All Areas Snack Bar Special Diet Meals (upon request) Vending Machine (drinks) Vending Machine (snacks) Breakfast options Street Parking Public Transportation Tickets
Make your stay worthwhileTraveling comes with its own set of expenses and at La Spezia, the law requires you to pay a tourist tax of 1.5 EUR (1.6 USD) per person per night for a maximum of five nights. This is a fee that you will need to pay to the host or owner at the end of your stay. If you’re staying at a budget friendly place, you no longer have to worry about spending too much!
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