Castello di San Giorgio
Castello di San Giorgio
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10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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WanderingOttersons
Denver, CO1,380 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
One of the prominent points on top of the hill in town, this is a great place to go for some fabulous views of the surrounding area. To get in you will need to pay the admission, as this is also a museum. Within the museum, you can get some general history of the castle/fortress and the area. There are some great artifacts but most of it for us was hard to place its relevance as there is not a lot of the display boards and descriptions in English. We certainly don’t expect that, but just as an FYI to all those who do not speak Italian. There were a couple of rooms that had some cards you can grab in alternate languages but not in the entirety of the museum. It’s pretty basic but still interesting. The best part, though, is stepping onto the top ramparts and walking around to catch the views from the top. Still worth a stop for this site.
Written July 19, 2023
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Joan A
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
A visit to at least the castle terraces is a must if you are in la spezia. You can buy a ticket just for the views and you don't need to pay to go in to the archaeological museum which is well laid out but a bit light weight and centred on the Romans. The terrace views are fabulous especially if you like spying all the different rook gardens and the entry funicular is fun.
Written June 17, 2023
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Gerard T
Groningen, The Netherlands24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
A nice collection of archeological finds, well displayed in a wonderfully well-preserved castle. Good atmosphere and great views over the city from the walls of the castle.
Written October 15, 2022
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tony12cu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3,359 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The castle is rather small and the artifact display just average.

However, the view from the top is FANTASTIC! If you want some great photos from La Spezia, this is a must go.
Written August 5, 2020
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SheilainUK
Seaford, UK87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We didn't go inside the museum. We paid only to access the terrace, but the views that you get over La Spezia and the surrounding area are well worth the entrance fee.
Written October 6, 2019
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Fi O
London, UK103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Wow and wow. Lovely views, elevator and funicular up to the castle ( which we discovered after we’d walked up - quite an easy climb) but, best of all, some fossils from the Pleistocene ( about 2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago, ) era. The price us included in the three day, 5 museums pass - which costs €10 and is well worth purchasing.
Written September 20, 2019
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Mark K
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
At the time of writing this it was impossible to go on any of the terraces as there were breeding sea gulls, which were highly aggressive. We had a bit of a Hitchcock moment and had to run for our lives. The view was average, but you won’t be tempted to take a picture.

The museum itself as a few bits and pieces but it’s poorly presented and all quite dry. Not suitable for children.

There is little or no presentation about the castle itself, it’s history or it’s architecture.

Don’t bother.
Written June 28, 2019
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Luis Alberto Sell
51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
The location of the castle is excellent for a panoramic view of the port facilities and the Gulf of La Spezia. Converted into a museum, the castle has several collections of archaeological artifacts from the Roman and earlier era. There are many systems of tiers to reach the castle, but also a system of 2 public lifts at the end of Via Indipendenza, in 2 sections, which make it easier.
Written March 29, 2019
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terry l
Auckland Central, New Zealand114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
Well worth a visit, if you are walking there then there is an easy way to get up to the castle, from the Main Street there is a free glass door vertical lift for good views, once at the top turn left as there is another about 45deg angle glass lift in a glass encloser, this will take you right up to the castle, if you have a bike you can take this as well in the lift.
Please check the opening times of the castle as it closes early, but do not worry the lifts and the views are well worth it.
Written November 14, 2018
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Jan A
Solihull241 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
There are sign posts to this place from the main shopping street. Being a Sunday when we visited & most places being closed in italy, we followed the signs. There is a footpath & also a free lift up to halfway. We took the lift, at the top you cross a road & get into another fenicular type lift to the castle. It only cost a few Euros, and there are concessions. There are loads of pieces of Roman and from other ages of finds from the area. So interesting and the views from the roof are beautiful. A great way to spend a rainy Sunday & highly recommend this place if you like history.
Written November 8, 2018
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