The free-standing real estate property, former Hotel Spezia, is located in the city centre of La Spezia, on the main road of the Ligurian town. The property, built in the mid 19th century, is currently being used as headquarters for the former Local Education Authority. The asset is located in the proximity of the cruise station, the port area and the highway, adjacent to the area currently under redevelopment along the waterfront, and can thus be exploited in many ways.
The property is currently occupied by the Regional Education Office - La Spezia Territorial Scope (former Local Education Authority), which will be re-located elsewhere upon sale of the property.
The property was built around 1850 and was known at the time as Hotel Spezia. The building was subject to architectural modifications over the years in order to be used as headquarters for the former Local Education Authority (today known as Local Education Office – Italian Ministry of University and Research UST-MIUR), with the exception of the basement, which is currently not in use. The property, built as a free-standing asset, is comprised of a single block in loadbearing masonry and is laid out on three aboveground floors (raised ground floor, first and second floors), plus a basement (not in use), and boasts a staircase and an elevator. The property is divided into 33 total rooms plus other services, for about net 330 sqm per floor, laid out as follows: 10 habitable rooms on the raised ground floor, 12 rooms on the first floor and 11 rooms on the second floor for a total of 33 habitable rooms; the property also includes a basement and a dormer that gives access to the roof. The property is located next to the area currently under redevelopment along the city’s waterfront and, due to both its location and characteristics, it can be developed for different functions and uses.
The property is located in the city centre of La Spezia (population 92,189), the Capital of the Namesake Province (population 214,879), on Via Italia, the city’s main street. The property is well incorporated in the city’s fabric, right next to the port area (in front of the cruise station) and to the main public offices’ area (Town Hall, Office of the Province, Chamber of Commerce, etc.). The property is located in a city with a relevant touristic vocation and it falls within the waterfront area under redevelopment, thus boasting a significant strategic importance. The area in which the property is located is well-connected to the public transport network and it is just five minutes away (by car) from the motorway link road connecting the city to the highway network (A-12 and A-15 highways); the train station, on the other hand, is located 2.5 km away from the property (8 minutes by car, 20 on foot), connecting the city with Florence, Livorno, Genoa, Milan, Parma, Pisa and Rome.