A journey amongst a thousand wonders

A footpath lined by palm trees
Discover Florence 
A short excursion to the "Cinque Terre”

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La Spezia/Cinque Terre

The stunning Gulf of the Poets

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 con-nection 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 mu-seum in Piazza della Signoria and all the views of this fantastic city. 

Another excursion MSC 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'A-more and shortly reach Corniglia, bearing in mind that the purpose of your trip will not on-ly 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.

Must see places in La Spezia

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    Port of La Spezia

    This section contains information on how to reach the port.

    Cruise Terminal:

    Molo Garibaldi
    Viale San Bartolomeo 109  
    19126  La Spezia


    • Car

      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.

      Parking Information

      Tel. office: 0187 546242
      Tel. Parking:  0187546422
      • The Discover La Spezia SRL parking can be reached from the street Largo Michele Fiorillo. It is located 200 metres from Cruise Terminal 2.
      • The parking is uncovered and has 24/7 video surveillance.
      Book your parking with MSC
      Car 8 € 85
      Suv 8 € 85
      VAN 8 € 85
    • Train

      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.
    • Plane

      The nearest international airport is Pisa Airport, about 80 km from La Spezia.


    History, gastronomy and fashion
    History, gastronomy and fashion

    A cruise to Italy is an emotional roller coaster. Rome is a tremendous city quite unlike any other, and in terms of historical sights outstrips everywhere else in the country by some way.
    Liguria, the small coastal province along the north-west coast, has long been known as the “Italian Riviera” and is accordingly crowded with sun-seekers for much of the summer.
    In Veneto the main focus of interest is, of course, Venice: a unique city, and every bit as beautiful as its reputation would suggest. Tuscany in central Italy represents perhaps the most commonly perceived image of the country, with its classic rolling countryside and the art-packed towns of Florence and Pisa.

    The south proper begins with the region of Campania. Its capital, Naples, is a unique, unforgettable city, the spiritual heart of the Italian south. Puglia, the “heel” of Italy, has underrated pleasures, too, notably the landscape of its Gargano peninsula and the souk-like qualities of its capital, Bari.

    As for Sicily, the island is really a place apart, with a wide mixture of attractions ranging from some of the finest preserved Hellenistic treasures in Europe, to a couple of Italy’s most appealing Mediterranean beach resorts in Taormina and Cefalù, not to mention some gorgeous upland scenery.