Travel Notes: La Spezia, Cinque Terre and Surroundings (3)

La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Val di Magra and Val di Vara and the nearby Northern Tuscany are incredible lands to discover: take a few days to live it with us! Arbaspàa Tour Operator, post by post, continues to advise you about how to visit, to show you the curiosity of these wonderful lands and, as if you were a special friend, to tell you how to enjoy yourself and how to relax. Here are news tips for you: are you ready to take note?

7) A walk between the treasures of La Spezia's Art Nouveau. In the period before the Second World War, which, due to the destructive bombings on the city, has irreparably changed its face, La Spezia appeared as an Art Nouveau treasure chest. There were so many urban constructions and furnishings of this artistic movement: decorations, statues, friezes and architectural elements characterized the center and the nearby areas, reaching the seaside resorts of the East. Fortunately, however, many examples of that art inspired by beauty and nature have come to our day, like the historical Palazzo Maggiani, between Viale Ferrari and Corso Cavour, the fascinating Palazzo del Ghiaccio (Ice Building) in Via Colombo and the iron street lamp beaten insect form in Piazza Verdi. Take with you camera and... spirit of observation, go looking for these treasures, and have a break for refresh yourself in one of many café, where you can have... a sweet parenthesis or an aperitif.Stabilimento balneare spezia

8) Mountain bikes in the Gulf of La Spezia and the Cinque Terre Legs, sight and desire to explore: here is what you will need to take part in the tour offered by Arbaspàa in mountain biking, which riding will bring you to discover the wonders of the territory of the Gulf of Poets and Cinque Terre from a different perspective than the most popular itinerarie. Along with a local guide, you will spend an intense full day of sport, able to combine fitness and beauty. Only in this way will you be able to know the most hidden corners of the path that connects La Spezia to Campiglia and, later, to the Cinque Terre, with breathtaking views across the coast and villages. The day will continue in Volastra, a small town on the hills above Manarola, where participants can refresh themselves after work with a focaccia meal and other local specialties to capture the best of these amazing places, even...with the food and wine! Book your mountain bike tour from Arbaspàa's site: bike cinque terre

9) Spend a...crazy night in Versilia The best place for the "movida" (nightlife) is the Versilia: if you love fun, here's the place for you. The territory between Marina di Massa and Viareggio, a bit more extensive than the traditional boundaries of this area, also known for its seaside and cultural tourism, is a succession of venues dedicated to those seeking an evening of dance, cocktails, events and famous guests. Bussola, Beach Club, Almarosa, Twiga, the Darsena discos are just some of the places for you: there are a lot of clubs waiting for you...first, the legendary Capannina di Franceschi ( the oldest disco in Italy founded in 1929, which during its long history hosted the best-known artists of the national and international artistic scene, as Patty Pravo, Ray Charles, Grace Jones, Gloria Gaynor, Skin. So, get stylish and the night will be all yours!discoteche versilia

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The train, surely the best means of travel to visit the Cinque Terre and be enchanted by the beauty of the Ligurian sea. From March 16th the 5 Terre Express train is in service to travel comfortably between La Spezia Centrale, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso and Levanto with a single single fare ticket, taking advantage of the offer of 100 trains a day, 7 days a week, every 15 minutes