Small Crowds expected on in
Public holiday in destination country: NO
School holidays in destination country: NO
Cruise passengers in (nearby) ports: NO
Local events: NO
School holidays in the following countries: Australia (Queensland, Victoria), Switzerland (BE)
Cruise ships in port: NO
La Spezia is the access point for tourists wanting to visit Cinque Terre. Although La Spezia itself has not so much to offer, its vicinity to the famous seaside villages is making it an attractive stop for cruise ships. Cruise passengers that for example hop on board in Barcelona or Civitavecchia will often visit La Spezia. As a result, some of the biggest cruise ships in the world dock in La Spezia making both La Spezia and Cinque Terre a crowded destination throughout the summer. In an effort to curb the impact of all this cruise traffic, Cinque Terre famously banned tourists from wearing flip-flops. More information about Cinque Terre can also be found on the national park’s official website.