[ CULTURAL EVENTS ]
The Center organizes concerts, book presentations, conferences, art exhibits and other events geared towards stimulating exchange and discussion regarding cultural, social, political and economic issues in the North America and Italy.
Invitations to collaborate with other cultural institutions on joint projects are welcome.
Visit to the Navy Arsenal in the heart of La Spezia
2 hours visit to the country's biggest navy base: frigates, patrol ships and famous training ships as Amerigo Vespucci and Palinuro are based in the arsenal as are the minesweepers and some submarines.
The visit will start from the main quay proceeding to sectors that are in the vanguard of the shipping industry, walking through the finest examples of industrial archaeology.
It will be possible to visit the Museum of Naval Technology one of the most prestigious in the country, offering an important collection of figureheads, glorious exhibits from naval history and models showing the evolution of shipping.
In the Past the La Spezia naval yard built a number of pre dreadnaughts. including the Andrea Doria in 1887, re Umberto in 1893 the battleship Roma in 1908.and many others. A number of Cruisers and submarines were built during the First World including the major battleships Andrea Doria and the Conte di Cavour.
Naval construction ceased after the war but the naval base continued. after world war two,
La Spezia was re constructed, and again produces naval warships for the Italian navy and
has six dry docks. and employs over 2,500 people.
MUSEO DEL SIGILLO
CAMEC - La Spezia
MUSEO PALAZZO ROSSO
MUSEO PALAZZO BIANCO