Castello di San Giorgio
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10:30 AM - 1:30 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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Gerard T
Groningen, The Netherlands14 contributions
Sep. 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
Sep. 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
Sep. 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, UK96 contributions
Sep. 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
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
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
Sep. 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
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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thepebblebeach
Gloucestershire, UK121 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Friends
There are very good views over La Spezia from the battlements of this old fortress. There are stairs to reach Castello di San Georgio or you can take a elevator and then the funicular railway. Once there you can pay to see the Castello but it is worth paying a few Euros extra and visit the museum as well. The museum is home to some interesting artefacts. There are free public toilets in the museum but no cafe.
Written October 14, 2018
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h_schamhardt
The Netherlands206 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Family
From town, we took the lift and funicular to the castle, with the aim to get a nice view over town. However, decided to go into the museum also (in our case only 50 cents more or so), which was a great surprise! Of course a lot of Roman artifacts, but also some stellas from much longer ago, found in the region. Quite amazing indeed! And of course the view from the top of the castle over the town was beautiful also.
Written July 25, 2018
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  • Wed - Sun 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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