Autorita Portuale della Spezia, Via del Molo, 1, 19126 La Spezia, Italy 44.09680100, 9.86034800
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The Gulf of La Spezia (also known as the Gulf of Poets) is a wide and deep inlet of the coast of the Ligurian Sea, located at the eastern end of the Liguria region. The Gulf is home to one of the main arsenals of the Navy, which had the merit of transforming the city of La Spezia from a fishing village in the provincial capital, home to important industries specializing in various sectors. The Gulf of La Spezia is oriented on a North-West / South-East axis and is protected behind by a chain of mountains, bordered to the west by the promontory of Porto Venere (and the islands Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) and to the east by the coast of Lerica. For this reason, it is exposed only to the sirocco and partially tramontana winds, and is instead sheltered from the more powerful ones of libeccio. At the mouth of the Gulf is the breakwater, which is 2210 meters long and cuts the gulf between tip S. Maria to the west and tip S. Teresa to the east, leaving open at the ends two passages (400 and 200 meters respectively) in order to allow access to the port of merchant ships and military. The Gulf is about 4. 5 km long and 3-3. 5 km wide on average. The port of La Spezia is located in the centre of the coastal arch from Genoa to Livorno and serves the markets of the Po Valley, Switzerland and Austria, reaching as far as Bavaria. Inside a roadstead of about 1500 hectares, protected by a breakwater of about 2, 200 meters, the port of La Spezia has over 5 km. of quays and 575, 000 square meters of available areas, with 17, 000 meters of railway tracks and 3, 500 meters of roads. The draft reaches up to 14 metres, allowing access to the latest generation of container vessels. Current dredging operations will bring the draught of the access channel to the port up to 15 metres. The terminals have cranes with lifting capacity up to 100 tons and covered warehouses for a total of 13, 000 square meters. The following are operational in the port, with the relative specialised equipment: 2 container terminals, 1 multipurpose terminal, 1 coal terminal, 2 oil product terminals, 1 LPG terminal, 2 cement terminals. The port of La Spezia, in the European ranking, is among the first for the use of intermodal technology, first for the use of rail transport and is connected with several weekly frequencies with the major intermodal terminals in central and northern Italy. On the maritime side, the shipping lines that regularly climb the port of La Spezia are over 50 and connect it with more than 200 ports around the world. The port of La Spezia is directly connected to the motorway and railway networks. It is located at the crossroads between the Tyrrhenian – Brenner and Tyrrhenian coastal routes in a central position with respect to the most important production and consumption areas in northern Italy. The nearest international airport is Pisa, 80 km from the city. Choose from our available boats (use the detailed search engine) and make a reservation.