The San Giorgio Castle is a major historical landmark of La Spezia. The still standing original parts date back to the 13th century, when Nicolo Fieschi commissioned the construction of an edifice such as to prove his power and influence in the region. The castle was significantly altered in its original structure in the course of history.

At present, it shelters a museum which, by means of sundry extensive archeological collections, tries to retrace the history of the human culture across the centuries in the region delineated by the province of La Spezia. Thus, the findings are arranged on several sections which provide visitors with a chronological approach of the regional history starting from the Copper Age until the Roman era. Some of the highlights refer to the statues dedicated to the Roman and Oriental deities, a collection one can admire at the upper floor of the museum.

Museum of the San Giorgio Castle (Museo del Castello San Giorgio)
Via XXVII Marzo, La Spezia, Italy
0039 0187 751142
Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday: 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm
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