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Assonautica harbour La Spezia

Right at the end of the Gulf

Bocca di Magra

Between the Apuan Alps and the river mouth

Castelnuovo Magra

Vermentino or Sciacchetrà?

La Spezia naval museum

A journey in the history of navigation

La Spezia: Gulf Palio

An historical competition

La Spezia: Porto Mirabello

Yachters are all equal

The road of love

The romantic coast of La Spezia, Riomaggiore


The harbor, surfing and... anchovies


The Cinque Terre national park

Fezzano harbour

The very west side of La Spezia Gulf


A village spontaneous... out of this world


Montale's hometown, in the Cinque Terre national park


Intact nature reserve

Pontremoli: Museum of the Stele Statues

What do we know of our prehistory?

Porto delle Grazie

And the tradition of ancient boats

Porto Venere

A treasure in the Gulf of La Spezia

Riomaggiore, Manarola e Monesteroli

Cinque Terre national park: turism, land and agriculture

San Terenzo: Villa Shelley

Back in time to the first '800


Mario Soldati's hometown, literature and trekking


Verso gli scavi archeologici della Villa romana

Porto Lotti

On the Gulf of La Spezia

La Spezia: Gulf Palio

Log book


Every year on the first Sunday in August the 13 villages around the gulf of La Spezia compete in the traditional Palio. The competition consists in a 2000-metre challenge between the different crews formed by four rowers and a helmsman and the competition is divided into the women, junior men and senior men categories.

The historical regatta did not begin as a sporting event, but instead was a commercial challenge between fishermen and mussel growers. Every boat tried to precede the competitors in the harbour so as to sell its product first, thus making more money.

The competition was held in 1925, with boats used for fishing. Beginning from 1934 the places on the coast began to use boats conceived on purpose for competing and each was characterized by a number and by the colours of the village to distinguish it from the others.

The feeling of belonging to one’s own territory is strongly rooted in the local populations, which are also differentiated from the others simply by the particulars of the traditions. For instance, the dialect can be entirely different between two bordering hamlets ... In this connection La Spezia demographically exploded after the opening of the military arsenal which brought labour from all over Italy, thus forming a variegated community mirrored in the rivalry in the Palio.

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