Museo Navale La Spezia
Admission to the museum is free; a compulsory oblation of € 1.55 is requested in favor of the Andrea Doria Institute (established to give “assistance to the children of the fallen sailors in the performance of duty”), from which soldiers in uniform are excluded, A.N.M.I. or U.N.U.C.I., school children accompanied by teachers, children under the age of 10, disabled.
Due to the particularity and the vastness of the collections, we recommend a guided tour (reservations and costs at numbers 335 8436139, 347 2292119, 340 5634629).
The entrance to the Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia is located in Piazza Chiodo, adjacent to the Main Gate of the historic Military Arsenal; the precious finds are exhibited on a total surface of over 3,000 square meters.
The museum is open every day to the public from 08:30 to 19:30.
Camec La Spezia
The Center was founded with the intention of preserving, exhibiting, enhancing and promoting the civic collections acquired thanks to the Gulf Award between 1949 and 1965 and expanded in the light of the most recent, conspicuous Cozzani and Battolini donations.
Alongside this mission, the CAMeC aims to welcome, signal and study the expressions of the major contemporary artistic phenomena, not excluding the younger generations, of which he is an attentive observer.
Within the framework of this vocation, the program aims to create exhibitions of qualified critical breath and high cultural value, as well as historical surveys dedicated to authors and movements of the twentieth century.
The Center – the result of an architectural redevelopment project of the former Court buildings – rises in the heart of the city.
Museo Lia La Spezia
The Amedeo Lia museum is located in via del Prione 234, in the pedestrian area in the historic city center. The building where the museum is located is the ancient convent complex of the friars of San Francesco di Paola, built starting in 1616.
Since 1798, following the Jacobin suppression, the convent first became a military hospital and later a civil hospital. In order to better perform the function of a city hospital in the following years, considerable changes are made, such as the demolition of the bell tower and the construction of walls and pillars to divide the available space.
Following the construction of the new hospital, it was transformed into a barracks and residence starting from 1914, and it was in the post-war period that it was finally used as the seat of the District Court and then of municipal offices. This brings us to the restructuring of the nineties, necessary to make the building suitable for hosting the prestigious museum.