The Museo Civico Amedeo Lia is located in the center city of La Spezia. The Museum was founded in 1996 to preserve and enhance the works donated by the well-known collector Amedeo Lia, who has been dedicated to the Museum. The museum is located in a former convent of the friars of San Francesco di Paola. The collection is very rich and consists of archaeological artifacts and paintings, sculptures of the thirteenth century until the eighteenth century, and a small section of ivories, enamels limosini, crosses and crucifixes and antique jewelry. The Roman era archaeological finds are the remains found in the surrounding areas; of great value is the yellow limestone head of the fifth century B.C. .. The most important group consists of the fifteenth century and Renaissance works of famous artists, including Pietro Lorenzetti, Bernardo Daddi, Vincenzo Foppa, Pontormo, Titian and Gentile Bellini. A hall of the tour is dedicated to Caravaggeschi, ie the artists followers of Caravaggio, and the Venetians, such as Canaletto, Michele Marieschi, Francesco Guardi, Bernardo Bellotto and Elisabetta Marchioni. It concludes the museum collection has tiles, corals, rock crystal, crockery and the paintings with still lifes.