Services and Activities

What you can do in La Spezia and its Surroundings (Cinque Terre, Lerici, Portovenere, Val di Vara, etc.)

Scuba Diving

diving-bigCinque Terre is a popular scuba diving destination among diving enthusiasts and experts. Scuba diving in the Mediterranean Sea is an incredible experience thanks to the clear, warm waters and the amazing underwater scenery. There are diving centers in Riomaggiore, Monterosso and Levanto offering immersions and courses for all levels. There are many different diving spots in the area for both beginners and experienced divers. You will find a great variety of marine life and various species of fish of all sizes such as blennies, gobies, striped breams, wrasses, and giltheads. Deep-sea divers will encounter some bigger fish near the Marine Reserve. In those areas you will find sole fish, greater weever fish, stingrays and octopuses hiding near the rocks.

If you are lucky you can even spot some dolphins!

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Boat Rentals

affitto-imbarcazioni-bigAt the small fishing harbor of Monterosso al mare Rosy and Sebastiano rent comfortable and fast boats called “gozzi” (typical Ligurian fishing boats), which can be used without a license. Renting a boat gives you the opportunity to discover the coast with its hidden coves and inaccessible spot, to admire the small villages of the 5 Terre, Portovenere and its islands from the sea, visiting the coast to the west after Punta Mesco, or simply live your holiday in freedom, swimming in the wild nature of the Cinque Terre.

 
 

Fishing Tourism

pescaturismo-bigThe exciting experience of live fishing and exploring caves and cliffs along with a local fisherman.

Experience a day of professional fishing with a real fisherman or live the uniqueness of a lampara night; enter a world of knowledge and manual skills, discovering the sea from a privileged point of view. The duration of each tour and the program can be entirely agreed with the fisherman, who on Rici’s board, will reveal the secrets of the many types of traditional fishing and will accompany you to the other villages of the Cinque Terre.

 

Surf

Try the waves of the Gulf of Levanto and the Versilia coast!
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No one knows how many waves were dashed in the past on the coast Levanto without someone was there to ride it , but certainly those who will come in future will not be breaking in vain since Levanto has become in recent years an undisputed goal of surfing in the north of Italy .
The wide gulf allows the creation of surfable waves mostly when south-west winds blow and Maestrale – sometimes – but the sea is feasible even with strong winds Scirocco . The presence of sandy bottoms ( in the commercials and the Casino of the Stone) , mixed ( pipette ) and rock ( Nadia and Gritta ) allows the formation of waves of different sizes and qualities, but the fame of Levanto- considered by many to be a “big wave spot ” – is due mostly to the size (no more than 3 meters) of the waves can generate under certain conditions.
For this reason , each time you are going to break down a storm in Levanto – it is winter or summer – you can see on the walk over the sea real flocks of surfers , impatient, waiting for the right moment to enter.
The official recognition of the surfing circuit has not been slow in coming: in recent times Levanto has hosted surf events of great value as the ” Quicksilver Big Wave Invitational ” in 2000 and 2001, and the ” Blue Salomon Games” in 2005 , events that have permanently led to the consolidation of a true surf culture in the country.

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Rafting in Val di Vara

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This sport practice consists of descending rapids more or less demanding on board special rafts in order to accommodate more people.
Rafting or white water rafting is the challenging recreational outdoor activity of using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is often done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers.
Like all outdoor activities, rafting must balance its use of nature with the conservation of rivers as a natural resource and habitat. Because of these issues, some rivers now have regulations restricting the annual and daily operating times or numbers of rafters.

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http://www.centrosportavventura.it

 

Trekking

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Towns and villages in Liguria, ideal for walking, cultural and artistic treasures hiding often overlooked from the chaotic life of our daily lives. The classic glimpses of Ligurian architecture are revealed gradually, kept hidden in those alleys that must be covered on foot.

Here the light rays penetrate from above. These are the corners and spaces so dear to writers, poets, artists and songwriters who told the most engaging atmosphere of the seaside towns.

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Canyoning

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The morphology of the Val di Vara allows you to practice many activities both in the forest and aquatic pathways.

Canyoning  is the downhill walk of streams that flow into grooves carved into the rock. The obstacles are mainly from the falls, which are overcome with the aid of ropes and harnesses or, where possible, by performing jumps, slides or slide.

Hardware and services entirely equipped: overalls neoprene wetsuit – water jacket – helmet – lifesaver – technical briefing – shuttle service.

On request: videos and photes – barbecue – discounts for groups and schools.

Also the possibility of rafting for groups and families – multisport weekend – river trekking – team building – stag parties-party or other special events.

Useful links:

www.centrosportavventura.it

Tastings

degustazioni-bigBreathtaking sunsets, smell of the sea … local products in a magical atmosphere!

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www.apiedema.com

 

 

Italian courses for foreigners

corsi-italiano-stranieriCome to learn Italian, combining art, history, sea, good food and good wine!

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International House

 

 

 

Golf

golf-big9 holes in the green field of Villa Marigola a picturesque corner of Liguria or in the nearby Versilia!

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