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Castello di San Giorgio

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Address: XXVII Marzo | 19121, La Spezia, Italy
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You can catch 2 lifts to get to the castle or walk up several flights of steps. There are Roman exhibits including a few mosaics as well as some Egyptian exhibits. The displays... read more

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can catch 2 lifts to get to the castle or walk up several flights of steps. There are Roman exhibits including a few mosaics as well as some Egyptian exhibits. The displays are all in Italian. There are good city views from the top of the ramparts.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

The ancient castle has been converted into a museum and is located at the top of a hill. It is easily reached using the public lifts so no hardship in arriving at their doors. They have many artifacts on display and I particularly liked their Roman mosaics. Whilst not capable of reading the Italian signs and messages which detail the... More 

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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Castello is home to an art and history collection, but the best reason to climb the stairs is to have a great view of the city.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

A great place to visit, but with plenty of steps it may be difficult for some visitors. Great views from the top and at vantage points on the way. Handrails become trusty companions on the climb over stone steps to the top. Don't forget your camera or smartphone! There are toilets at the top. No drinks up there so take... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Stunning view of La Spezia and the harbor, accomplished from street level with an elevator, a funicular, and an energetic climb. In addition to being its own piece of the past, the castle houses a museum of artifacts including Roman and Etruscan

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Williamsburg,
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

A shop keeper suggested we visit this place around the corner and up the lift and then the funicular. This is an archeological museum housed in an old castle. In and out rooms and up steps. Artifacts from ancient time and nicely displayed. Then at top you walk out and get a wonderful view of the town.

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Melbourne
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Our Cruise Ship docked in the city of La Spezia for a day ... one of the main reasons was to allow passengers to visit Cinque Terre. Whilst La Spezia is basically seen as a port and a naval base, the Castle of San Giorgio is worth visiting. It is quite easy to get there with a "walking map" and... More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a very pleasant fort in the middle of the town; short (easy) walk along from where the cruise shuttle bus drops you off. There are lifts that will take you to the top, so very easy to manage with small children, strollers or people with mobility limitations. There are a couple, easy to manage, stairs at the very... More 

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Reviewed 29 July 2016

As many others have already noted: you do get a good view up there of La Spezzia. We did also have a look at the museum, which sets you back just another 1 EUR if you're already paying the entry fee for the castle anyway. And that was worth it, given that the castle isn't much more than the building... More 

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London, UK
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great, small museum - you can take your time and still complete a tour in about 2 hours. Based on two different private collections, one with Egyptian, Greek and Etruscan artefacts and the other with Roman pediments, cemetery ware etc. Mary Beard would have a ball ! - about 25 inscriptions on large and small slabs of stone with some... More 

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