Hotel in Central La Spezia
Amongst the many advantages of staying at the CDH Hotel is the fact that it is centrally located, right in the heart of La Spezia.
The hotel is situated in Via XX Settembre, in the shopping district which is full of enticing boutiques and shops as well as plenty of restaurants serving typical local food.
Getting around on foot is easy as you can reach all the most important places of historical, artistic and cultural interest without having to walk far.
For example, just a very short distance away from the hotel is one of the major symbols of the city, the medieval Castello San Giorgio. Building started in 1262 with the construction of a tower by Niccolò Fieschi. It was destroyed almost immediately by the Genovese and was substituted by a new fortification to which a castle was added in 1607.
The 4 Star Hotel CDH is particularly popular with lovers of culture. Its position in the centre of La Spezia makes it possible to reach all the city’s many museums quickly and easily.
Just 300 metres from the hotel is the “Amedeo Lia” Municipal Museum with an excellent collection of Italian paintings dating from the 13th to the 18th centuries.
Also close by is the city’s Museo Civico del Sigillo which houses the largest collection of seals in the world.
A 5 minute walk separates the hotel from the CAMeC, (the Modern and Contemporary Art Centre) which was designed by the futuristic architects Marinetti e Fillia which contains 2000 works of modern and contemporary art.
Also just a short distance away is the Archaeological Museum of the Castle of St. George with a gallery that is well stocked with Roman and pre-Roman discoveries. Here you will also find artefacts dating from the Bronze and Iron Ages as well as sandstone Menhir statues.
It takes less than 10 minutes on foot to reach the city’s Naval Museum which is one of the major attractions in La Spezia. This houses a collection of figureheads from ships of the 15th – 17th centuries as well as model vessels.
A 12 minutes’ walk will get you to the Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer which dates back to the 15th century and which was subsequently rebuilt in 1945. The Cathedral houses relics belonging to St. Venario.