Welcome to La Spezia, Italy
Friday 4 - Monday 7 October 2013
The Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta 2013 will be the fist time La Spezia has
hosted a Sail Training International event and the city is thrilled to have the
opportunity to provide a fantastic stage for the climax of what promises to be a
Provincial capital of Liguria, the bustling city of La Spezia is located at the
head of the Gulf of La Spezia, often referred to as the Gulf of Poets having
inspired DH Lawrence, Shelley and Byron to name a few.
Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, its beautiful beaches and
coves overlook one of the cleanest areas of the Mediterranean Sea and have
been awarded the European prize ‘Bandierra Blu’.
Situated 100km southeast of Genoa, and steeped in nautical history, La
Spezia is home to Italy’s largest naval base built in the mid-19th century. The
nautical museum is one of the best in the world with a fantastic and unique
collection of ships’ figureheads, making it a must see attraction.
La Spezia has demonstrated to be a sail training friendly port for a number of
years and has a wide and inviting seafront making it a perfect port for Tall
The city is looking forward to welcoming the fleet of majestic Tall Ships,
international crews and trainees.