La Spezia Cruise
A journey amongst a thousand wonders
The heart of culture and the beauty of nature intertwine in a harmonious land of rare grace between Tuscany and Liguria. It will offer an engaging and unique experience, among mythical cities and unspoiled places, waiting to be discovered.
An MSC Mediterranean Cruise will take you to La Spezia to open the doors of one of the cradle cities of the Renaissance, Florence, which history will not fail to captivate you. It will reveal also magically fascinating places such as the Cinque Terre, where the connection between man and nature is in constant and perpetual evolution.
An MSC Excursion through the lively picturesque streets of La Spezia, in Liguria, will give you a taste of the typical Ligurian atmosphere, its pleasant views and exciting tales, such as the Castle of San Giorgio on the top of Colle del Poggio overlooking the town. It will be very relaxing to indulge in walks along the palm-lined promenade listening to the waves crashing on the beach and relaxing by a kiosk sipping a cup of coffee.
The beautiful Florence will be the destination of an MSC Excursion with its Renaissance masterpieces. You will experience the genius of the greatest artists of all times and follow in their footsteps as you stroll along the Ponte Vecchio, where the most characteristic jewellers are based, or be amazed to see the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and its bell tower, Giotto's masterpiece. Photograph the most famous statues in the open-air museum in Piazza della Signoria and all the views of this fantastic city.
Another MSC Excursion will take you back to Liguria to retrace the Cinque Terre National Park's paths. From Riomaggiore to Manarola, you will go down the path of the Via dell'Amore and shortly reach Corniglia, bearing in mind that the purpose of your trip will not only be to reach the final destination but to also to feel a sense of wonder from cruising along the coast and seeing the cherished sights scattered along the coast.
Excursions & Activities
Reach the Port
Approaching on the A12 (Tyrrhenian) motorway, A7-A12 (Milan-Genoa-La Spezia) motorway or A15 motorway (Cisa from the East), take the La Spezia/S. Stefano Magra exit.
- When you arrive at the port in La Spezia follow the signs to the parking area. One of them is located inside the port and another is located out the port.
- For parking located out the port, the parking staff will offer a free shuttle service.
La Spezia is located on the main rail and motorway networks at the intersection of the Tyrrhenian-Brenner and coastal lines. You can reach the port by bus (15 minutes) or taxi.
The nearest international airport is Pisa Airport, about 80 km from La Spezia.