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La Spezia Forte. A historical multimedia journey at Quintino Sella air-raid shelter

By Thursday, 07 December 2023 13:12
Quintino Sella air-raid shelter Quintino Sella air-raid shelter - La Spezia Forte

The recently restored, newly inaugurated Quintino Sella air-raid shelter, is now open in La Spezia, and is part of the La Spezia Forte project.

Exploring La Spezia from the 14th to the 20th century

The shelter is part of the larger La Spezia Forte project, which has already revitalized the Mura and Rimembranze parks and the Valdilocchi battery. The shelter, which is now open to the public, is a captivating multimedia itinerary as visitors embark on a historical journey, discovering the rich heritage of La Spezia from the 14th to the 20th century.  

An itinerary followed by an immersive experience  

The gripping historical account culminates in the recounting of the harrowing events of the Second World War. The itinerary concludes with the sound of an anti-aircraft siren, setting the stage for the installation titled Sotto le bombe – La Spezia 18 aprile 1943 (Under the Bombs - La Spezia, April 18, 1943). The experience becomes fully immersive as voices and flickering lights recreate the atmosphere leading up to the most severe bombing La Spezia ever had to endure.

Open to the public from 11am to 7 pm

 “We are returning to the citizens and giving tourists a piece of La Spezia's history,- says La Spezia’s mayor Pierluigi Peracchini. - The former Quintino Sella shelter allows us to understand and delve into our history and keep alive memories of the tragic episode that left a lasting mark on our city.” The Quintino Sella shelter, which is part of the La Spezia Forte project,  is open to the public from 11am to 7pm.   

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