The extraordinary row of crumbling granaries was built along the whole length of the town’s waterfront to provide storage and protect the town from invaders. Begun in the 14th century, they were gradually rebuilt and extended until the 18th century, and some were later turned into housing blocks by knocking through windows in the walls.
Based in a former Benedictine convent at the southern end of the old quarter, the Regional Museum is worth an hour or so’s perusal. The main building houses contemporary paintings from the region and temporary exhibitions, with further sections on local archaeology and history in two old granaries just to the west. The ticket is valid for all five sites.
A few buildings in the centre retain their historical significance, the most impressive of which is this early 18th-century church. Most of the narrow interior is taken up by a beautiful Baroque high altar, and the surrounding ornamentation includes some unusual chinoiserie, a decorative style drawing on Chinese art.