List of mayors of La Spezia

Democratic Party (Italy) Centre-right politics Forza Italia (2013)
Mayor of La Spezia
Sindaco della Spezia
Pierluigi Peracchini (centre-right independent)

since 14 July 2017
AppointerPopular election
Term length5 years, renewable once
WebsiteOfficial website

The Mayor of La Spezia is an elected politician who, along with the La Spezia's City Council, is accountable for the strategic government of La Spezia in Liguria, Italy. The current Mayor is Pierluigi Peracchini, a centre-right independent, who took office on 14 July 2017.[1][2]


According to the Italian Constitution, the Mayor of La Spezia is member of the City Council.

The Mayor is elected by the population of La Spezia, who also elects the members of the City Council, controlling the Mayor's policy guidelines and is able to enforce his resignation by a motion of no confidence. The Mayor is entitled to appoint and release the members of his government.

Since 1993 the Mayor is elected directly by La Spezia's electorate: in all mayoral elections in Italy in cities with a population higher than 15,000 the voters express a direct choice for the mayor or an indirect choice voting for the party of the candidate's coalition. If no candidate receives at least 50% of votes, the top two candidates go to a second round after two weeks. The election of the City Council is based on a direct choice for the candidate with a preference vote: the candidate with the majority of the preferences is elected. The number of the seats for each party is determined proportionally.

Italian Republic (since 1946)

City Council election (1946–1993)

From 1946 to 1993, the Mayor of La Spezia was elected by the City's Council.

Direct election (since 1993)

Since 1993, under provisions of new local administration law, the Mayor of La Spezia is chosen by direct election.

  Mayor Term start Term end Party
13 Roberto Lucio Rosaia 21 November 1993 16 November 1997 Democratic Party of the Left
14 Giorgio Pagano 16 November 1997 26 May 2002 Democratic Party of the Left
Democrats of the Left
26 May 2002 27 May 2007
15 Massimo Federici 27 May 2007 6 May 2012 Democratic Party
6 May 2012 14 July 2017
16 Pierluigi Peracchini 14 July 2017 Incumbent Independent (centre-right)


  1. ^ "Risultati elezioni comunali 2017 a La Spezia. P. Peracchini vince le elezioni amministrative con il 60,0% dei voti". Il Sole 24 Ore (in Italian). Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Pierluigi Peracchini". Ministry of the Interior of Italy (in Italian). Retrieved 27 March 2019.