IN HIS “PICTURES OF ITALY,” CHARLES DICKENS DESCRIBED HIS JOURNEY THROUGH ITALY AND PAINTED A DELIGHTFUL CLOSE-UP OF LA SPEZIA.
In the state of Israel, the city of La Spezia is a “Sion Gate”, remembered with emotion and affection, named with respect in the memory handed down from generation to generation. Yet only a few locals know the reason for this connection to Israel, the story of the Exodus mission.
The Stair of the Convicted climbs from Terrizzo to the Palmaria Island top. A walk along the route used by the prisoners convicted of forced labor for the building of the Forte Cavour.