La Spezia is an Italian town of about 92,000 inhabitants, capital of the province of the same name in Liguria. Its name literally means in French "The spice. "
The city lies between Genoa and Pisa on the edge of a small bay on the southern tip of the mountainous coast of Liguria, she looks to the south and Tuscany. It is an important commercial port, which includes the Navy Arsenal in an important base for the Italian navy, a naval museum and many shipyards.
The Gulf of La Spezia (the Gulf of Poets) and the nearby coastal areas are a major tourist attraction with the Cinque Terre, five villages declared UNESCO world heritage. The south coast has sandy beaches that allowed him a major tourist development.