Savona, also known as the “City of the Popes” because it is rich in religious architectural structures, can offer tourists many experiences: from seaside tourism, to cultural tourism, from religious to food and wine, up to sports.
All in the name of sustainability. Via Paleocapa, Corso Italia and Via Pia are just some of the streets where you can go shopping in Savona. Walking in the historic center is also made pleasant by the presence of pedestrian areas, the characteristic “caruggi” and arcades.
In the evening, the district of the old dock comes alive with people who flock to the many bars, having an aperitif accompanied by the inevitable fried panissa.
Also not to be missed are the Towers, the Priamar Fortress and the Sistine Chapel. Undoubtedly, the various museums of the city deserve a visit, including: the Ceramics Museum, the Civic Art Gallery, the All about Apple museum, the Archaeological Museum and the Cuneo – Pertini Museum.
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The imposing Priamar Fortress stands out near the port of Savona and stands out for its grandeur. Today it is home to various cultural activities such as the Archaeological Museum and the Pertini Museum. Another characteristic monument of the city is the Brandale tower, one of the symbols of the city, which houses a large fourteenth-century bell (in Campanassa), whose tolls mark the most important events in the city. On the Savona seafront there are bathing establishments and some free beaches, while on the opposite side there are the port and the beautiful Darsena. Always very busy, it is the ideal place for a walk and for a stop to drink or eat a specialty of Savona cuisine, enjoying the magical atmosphere of these places. Of great interest for the visitor is also the characteristic historic center of Savona, full of treasures to be discovered while walking in the countless small streets from which it is made up.