Florence, Pisa and Cinque Terre Cruises via La Spezia

The National Park of Cinque Terre
Pisa: The Town of The Leaning Tower
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La Spezia/Cinque Terre

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Overlooking the 'Gulf of the Poets', lies the Italian naval city of La Spezia, an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination. Here, a maze of atmospheric streets lead to an impressive commercial harbour with glamorous yachts and pretty palm trees. This bustling Liguria port boasts historical churches, museums, and gardens. Nearby, Cinque Terre, Pisa, and Florence  are just waiting to be discovered.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• The National Park of Cinque Terre
• Pisa: The Town of The Leaning Tower
• Discover Florence 
Take the trip of a lifetime to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Park. This lively area comprises of five coastal villages: Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore, Monterosso al Mare, and Vernazza. View these multi-coloured towns from the sea, on a boat ride along the rocky coast. Then, dock in Monterosso al Mare for a leisurely walk through the old town centre before visiting San Giovanni Battista, a 14th-century church.
See the remarkable Leaning Tower of Pisa on an MSC Cruises excursion where you’ll visit the architectural complex Piazza dei Miracoli. One of the world’s most iconic monuments, built between the 12th and 14th century, the Leaning Tower boasts a medieval Romanesque design carved from glorious white marble. Pause by the 13th-century cathedral and the baptistery with its splendid Gothic façade. Then, take advantage of your free time to explore this ancient city and its array of shops, cafés, and restaurants. 
Florence, capital city of the Tuscany region, is a star of the Italian Renaissance. There’s plenty to discover on this fabulous MSC Cruises excursion including fine food, masterpiece artworks, and ancient architecture. Admire the city from the panoramic Piazzale Michelangelo before visiting the 15th-century cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. See Piazza Santa Croce  and its world-famous Basilica or take in works by Caravaggio, Raphael, and da Vinci and the prestigious Uffizi Gallery. Experience the atmosphere of Florence at your own pace, wandering around the artisan stores and chic boutiques. Or dine in one of the incredible restaurants for a bowl of pasta or authentic pizza.

Must see places in La Spezia



    Port of La Spezia

    This section contains information on how to reach the port.

    Cruise Terminal:

    Molo Garibaldi
    Viale San Bartolomeo 109  
    19126  La Spezia


    • Car

      Approaching on the A12 (Tyrrhenian) motorway, A7-A12 (Milan-Genoa-La Spezia) motorway or A15 motorway (Cisa from the East), take the La Spezia/S. Stefano Magra exit.

      Parking Information

      Tel. office: 0187 546242
      Tel. Parking:  0187546422
      • The Discover La Spezia SRL parking can be reached from the street Largo Michele Fiorillo. It is located 200 metres from Cruise Terminal 2.
      • The parking is uncovered and has 24/7 video surveillance.
      Book your parking with MSC



      Car 8 € 85
      Suv 8 € 85
      VAN 8 € 85
    • Train

      La Spezia is located on the main rail and motorway networks at the intersection of the Tyrrhenian-Brenner and coastal lines. You can reach the port by bus (15 minutes) or taxi.
    • Plane

      The nearest international airport is Pisa Airport, about 80 km from La Spezia.


    History, gastronomy and fashion
    History, gastronomy and fashion

    A cruise to Italy is an emotional roller coaster. Rome is a tremendous city quite unlike any other, and in terms of historical sights outstrips everywhere else in the country by some way.
    Liguria, the small coastal province along the north-west coast, has long been known as the “Italian Riviera” and is accordingly crowded with sun-seekers for much of the summer.
    In Veneto the main focus of interest is, of course, Venice: a unique city, and every bit as beautiful as its reputation would suggest. Tuscany in central Italy represents perhaps the most commonly perceived image of the country, with its classic rolling countryside and the art-packed towns of Florence and Pisa.

    The south proper begins with the region of Campania. Its capital, Naples, is a unique, unforgettable city, the spiritual heart of the Italian south. Puglia, the “heel” of Italy, has underrated pleasures, too, notably the landscape of its Gargano peninsula and the souk-like qualities of its capital, Bari.

    As for Sicily, the island is really a place apart, with a wide mixture of attractions ranging from some of the finest preserved Hellenistic treasures in Europe, to a couple of Italy’s most appealing Mediterranean beach resorts in Taormina and Cefalù, not to mention some gorgeous upland scenery.