We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Attractive shopping street

On Via del Prione you find a nice offer from various stores. Also for food there are different... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Bart T
Main road to train station

This is main pedestrian only street to central train station. Funny, during summer, most of shops... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
Read all 246 reviews
All photos (83)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good52%
  • Average26%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“clothes shops”(2 reviews)
“local feel”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Via del Prione, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around La Spezia
from US$149.21
More Info
from US$169.65
More Info
from US$577.18
More Info
Reviews (246)
Filter reviews
38 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews shopping street clothes shops local feel wonderful spot train station gelato cinque terre bargains pedestrianised lia stroll port
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Pedestrian shopping street mostly deserted on a rainy November Sunday afternoon. A few shops were open, a few bargains to be had - but not many

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Albywon
Reviewed 27 September 2018

On Via del Prione you find a nice offer from various stores. Also for food there are different opportunities for shopping.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bart T
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This is main pedestrian only street to central train station. Funny, during summer, most of shops were closed during the day. I think many were closed between noon and 4pm, and then only open from 4pm to say 8 pm, so limited hours. That meant...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 43Tom
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Nice area to walk, shop and eat. Not many tourists other than those walking to the train station to/from Cinque Terre

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nkubot
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This a cosy street for shoppers and also nice just to walk and watch all the other people or enjoy an ice cream as you go along the streets without cars. It is not a place where you get bored, lots to watch or go...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pkoch
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is generally your standard “High Street” shopping precinct and has your standard shops with the usual suspects hanging around. Can’t say it really impressed.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TippOz
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We stayed in an apartment overlooking via del Prione. It was a wonderful spot, full of ristorantes, cafes and shops. We travelled to Cinque Terre by ferry and by train. It was a very easy commute and La Spezia is much bigger than any of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Sandy P
Reviewed 29 January 2018

The street name comes from the place name "Prion" - large stone which climbed the auctioneer who sold the goods. The current street looked like otherwise before. There were the warehouses, the macaroni factory, come true product wholesale right here. The old via del Prione...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank VadimM67
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Let's be honest about this: Via del Prione is a fairly ordinary shopping street in a fairly ordinary provincial Italian town. It is pedestrianised and it includes the Amedeo Lia museum, one of La Spezia's better sights. It runs roughly from the station down towards...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank ExpatItaly
Reviewed 6 December 2017

A pleasant mall which transects La Spezia and leads onto many restaurant choices, bars and specialty shops ! A bit dodgy after dark but not so more then many other places ! A good way to explore the town without the worry of Italian drivers...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Skeney57
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 nearby hotels
CDH Hotel La Spezia
852 reviews
.06 km away
Hotel Genova
149 reviews
.12 km away
Crismar Hotel
355 reviews
.18 km away
Albergo delle Spezie
269 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 498 nearby restaurants
Locanda del Mercato
582 reviews
.09 km away
Vicolo Intherno
769 reviews
.11 km away
Trattoria Bellavista
403 reviews
.15 km away
Hosteria Cicchetteria Marinerei
292 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 113 nearby attractions
Museo Civico Amedeo Lia
169 reviews
.23 km away
Castello di San Giorgio
282 reviews
.14 km away
44 reviews
.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Via del Prione staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines