Ponte Thaon di Revel

La Spezia

Opened to much fanfare in 2013, this photogenic cable-stayed pedestrian bridge connects the city with the port. Vaguely resembling a large double-masted sailing ship, the 160m-long bridge makes a fine destination for a stroll (or a run!).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby La Spezia attractions

1. Porto Mirabello

0.11 MILES

It's worth taking a stroll down to the waterfront and across the scenic Ponte Thaon di Revel for a look at La Spezia's modern, expansive port. You'll see…

2. Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia

0.33 MILES

Maritime lovers shouldn't miss the world's oldest naval museum, which is reached via a narrow bridge a few blocks southwest of Parco Salvador Allende. The…

3. Castello di San Giorgio

0.44 MILES

An assortment of local archaeological artefacts from prehistoric to medieval times are displayed at the city's hilltop fortifications. You'll see finely…

4. Museo Amedeo Lia

0.55 MILES

This fine-arts museum in a restored 17th-century friary is La Spezia's star cultural attraction. The collection spans from the 13th to 18th centuries and…

5. Via del Prione

0.66 MILES

If you have limited time in La Spezia, make sure you prioritise a stroll along this picturesque pedestrian lane that winds through the historic centre…

6. Castello Doria

3.48 MILES

No one knows when the original castle was built, though the current structure – a formidable example of Genoese military architecture – dates from the…

7. Grotta di Byron


At the end of the quay, a Cinque Terre panorama unfolds from the rocky terraces of a cave formerly known as Grotta Arpaia. Lord Byron once swam across the…

8. Chiesa di San Pietro

3.66 MILES

This stunning wind- and wave-lashed church, built in 1198 in Gothic style, stands on the ruins of a 5th-century palaeo-Christian church, with its extant…