La Spezia, museums for everybody…

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Museums in La Spezia 

Museums in La Spezia really are for everybody! Yes, because La Spezia, besides being a seaside town and a military harbor, fits perfectly in the middle of a vast tourist system that goes from Cinque Terre to Versilia. It also offers a first class museum itinerary in the heart of its nineteenth-century center.

Museums in La Spezia, your options

They preserve the history of the area, starting from the origin (Museum of the Castle of San Giorgio) and his religious and social development (Museo Diocesano e Museo Etnografico).

The museums also offer a looking at the collections donated to the municipality of La Spezia (Museo Amedeo Lia, Museo del Sigillo e CAMeC) and the naval tradition of the area (Museo Tecnico Navale).

Your visit is completed by large national and international exhibitions.

* Combined ticket Museums of La Spezia (except Museo Tecnico Navale) € 12.00

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MUSEO CIVICO «AMEDEO LIA»

Via Prione 234 – Tel +39.0187.731100 – museolia.spezianet.it

Amedeo Lia Museum, housed in the seventeenth-century convent of the Friars Paolotti, is divided into thirteen rooms. The collection of paintings is representative of Italian painting from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century. The miniatures section welcomes pages and fragments of Italian and foreign authors. The museum also houses important sculptures and objets d’art.

From Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00 / Closed on Mondays

Admission – € 7.00

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PALAZZINA DELLE ARTI L.R.ROSAIA

Via Prione 234 – Tel. +39.0187.778544 – laspeziacultura.it

Palazzina delle Arti is home to temporary exhibitions, to the museum del Sigillo and  to the Biblioteca Speciale di Arte e Archeologia as well. The exhibits are mainly aimed at local and regional art history and at the great masters of painting and photography.

Wednesday and Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. / Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 13:00 / 15:00 to 18:00

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Admission – € 3.50

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MUSEO CIVICO DEL SIGILLO

Via Prione, 234 – Tel. +39.0187.778544 – turismocultura.spezianet.it

It offers the most complete sphragistics collection ever assembled, presenting seals from the fourth millennium BC until the present time. It is 1,500 samples, collected by Lilian and Euro Capellini, which trace the history and development of the seals, arrays and prints in the history of civilization. Of particular interest are the ecclesiastical and the oriental seals

Wednesday and Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. / Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 13:00 / 15:00 to 18:00

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Admission – € 3.50

 

MUSEO ETNOGRAFICO

Via Prione 156 – Tel. +39.0187.258570 – turismocultura.spezianet.it

This exhibition itinerary offers an interesting synthesis of the Lunigiana popular culture  from the eighteenth  to the early twentieth century. It is organized through the themes of popular devotion, superstition and magic and therapeutic practices, the jewelery, home furnishings, objects of personal equipment, tools for weaving and traditional folk costume.

Thursday 10:00 to 12:30 / Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 12:30 / 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Admission – € 4.50

 

MUSEO DIOCESANO

The Museo Diocesano of La Spezia is housed in the  San Bernardino Oratory of the fifteenth century and consists of two floors which offer a significant cross-section of works and documents of art and history that show the formation of the diocesan and ecclesiastical structure in the Gulf , in the Coast and inland from the medieval age to date.

Thursday 10:00 to 12:30 / Fridays, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 12:30 / 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Admission – € 4.50

 

MUSEO DEL CASTELLO DI S. GIORGIO

Via XXVII Marzo – Tel +39.0187.751142 – museodelcastello.spezianet.it

St. George Fort (XIV-XVII) is on the hill on which was settled the first nucleus of the town of La Spezia. Today the restored castle is the seat of the Archaeological Museum «U.Formentini» which includes findings and testimonials of the use of the territory from prehistory to the Middle Ages. One of the most interesting elements is made from the core of the stone statues of Lunigiana (fourth millennium BC)

Winter: Monday 9:30 to 12:30 Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30 to 12:30 / 14:00 to 17:00

Summer: Monday 10:30 to 13:30 Wednesday to Sunday from 10:30 to 13:30 / 17:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Spring and Fall: Monday 9:30 to 12:30 Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30 to 12:30 / 15:00 to 18:00

Admission: € 5.50

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CAMeC

Piazza Cesare Battisti, 1 – Tel.+39.0187.734593 – camec.spezianet.it

It is the museum of modern and contemporary art in the city.

CAMeC houses paintings collected by the Premio del Golfo, created in 1933 by the futurist Marinetti and Fillia, Cozzani and Battolini donations: about 2000 works, exhibited in rotation. It creates exhibitions dedicated to contemporary art, with emphasis on the Twentieth Century and up to date, as well as events and workshops.

From Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 to 18:00 / Closed on Mondays

Admission – € 6.50

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MUSEO TECNICO NAVALE

Viale Amendola, 1 – Tel. +39.0187.784693

Technical Naval Museum is located next to the main entrance of the historic military arsenal and occupies an area of over 3000 square meters. The visit deepens the  knowledge of naval technique and history of our Navy, with the exhibition of models, maps, photographs and documents from the origins of sailing to our day.From Monday to Sunday 8:00 to 19:30Admission € 1.55

* Free for students, accompanying teachers and children under 10 years old.


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