La Spezia, one of Charles Dickens’s "Pictures from Italy"

Napoleone, the emperor from Sarzana

Napoleon mentioned Sarzana in his last memories, and the historical re-enactment of Napoleon’s era takes place every year in the setting of the eastern Ligurian town. From exile to controlling the world, the story of a family that was from Sarzana.

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La Spezia Sion Gateway, unknown story for many locals

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.

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