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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

The road of love

Log book


We walk along the road of love that connects Riomaggiore to Manarola, inside the Cinque Terre National Park. This path was dug out in 1870 by the workers from both villages who worked on the doubling of the railway and it was used as a safe depot for explosives. Until that moment, the only road that joined the two places was very bad. So the volunteers decided to repair the old road and at last unite the two communes, giving the road the name Via Nuova.

The name “Road of love” came into being with a story written in the 1970s by a journalist, though actually it was always called this way by local couples that came to this romantic and isolated place. It is even said that love burgeons between two people that go all along the road together!

Walking along the road we meet a lot of couples of all nationalities and ages, until we reach the part of the road covered by padlocks, selected as a symbol of love.

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