Amedeo Lia Civic Museum, La Spezia

Museum in La Spezia

Museo Lia, Entrata
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At the vibrant core of La Spezia stands the Civic Art Museum, a treasure trove housing a constellation of artworks that span across centuries. This remarkable repository boasts approximately 1000 masterpieces, dating from the Middle Ages to the 18th century, comprising an array of sculptures, ceramics, bronze pieces, and delicate glassware. However, the true essence of this collection emanates from its extensive compilation of paintings. Among these illustrious artworks, luminaries such as Titian, Tintoretto, Sebastiano, Bellini, Raphael, and Canaletto beckon visitors with their artistic prowess. Yet, the gallery’s walls are graced by the presence of numerous “lesser-known” artists of exceptional talent, each contributing to the gallery’s captivating narrative.

A notable highlight is the “Chamber of Marvels,” a room adorned with curious and extraordinary artifacts, as well as natural wonders. This distinctive space invites contemplation and astonishment, offering a glimpse into the realm of the unusual. Moreover, the cloister garden stands as a cherished feature, housing a botanical collection that mirrors the flora depicted in the museum’s artwork. A serene ambiance is enveloped by the gentle murmur of a fountain, contributing to the garden’s tranquil allure. Enthusiasts can also explore the bookshop and gift store, extending the museum experience beyond its walls.

This remarkable assemblage owes its existence to Amedeo Lia, a resident of La Spezia whose fervor for art led to the accumulation of this astounding collection. As a tribute to his legacy, the museum bears his name, standing as a testament to his enduring passion for preserving and sharing the splendor of artistic expression.

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Visiting Amedeo Lia Civic Museum, La Spezia


Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Closed Mondays


€ 8.00

Address: Museo Civico Amedeo Lia, Via del Prione, La Spezia, SP, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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