Welcome to Savona
Behind Savona's sprawling port facilities, the city's unexpectedly graceful medieval centre is well worth a stop. Among the old-town treasures to survive destruction by Genoese forces in the 16th century are the baroque Cattedrale di Nostra Signora Assunta and the lumbering Fortezza del Priamàr.
Top experiences in Savona
Food and drink
Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana
Isla Saona is a 42 square kilometer Caribbean oasis off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. Originally named "Adamanay" by the Taino Indians, the island was renamed by Christopher Columbus, during his second voyage to the Americas in 1494. The name, "Saona", commemorated his friend Michele da Cuneo, from Savona, Italy.You will be raced you out to the island in a speed boat that includes a stop in a waist deep natural swimming pool of transparent waters. If you're lucky you'll see some starfish! At Isla Saona, you'll have many choices: wade in the turquoise waters, visit the open bar, take a nap on a beach hammock, play volleyball, indulge in a typical Dominican lunch of chicken, pork, rice, beans, salad and fruit, or walk the coastline. Take your time and do it all!
Saona Island Day Trip
Saona Island is a 42-square kilometer Caribbean oasis off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. Originally named "Adamanay" by the Taino Indians, the island was renamed by Christopher Columbus, during his second voyage to the Americas in 1494. The name, "Saona", commemorated his friend Michele da Cuneo, from Savona, Italy. Isla Saona is, currently, the most popular excursion offered in the Dominican Republic. The island is the quintessential tropical beach with swaying palm trees, bone white sand and lapping turquoise waters.You will be out to the island in a speed boat that includes a stop in a waist deep natural swimming pool of transparent waters. If you're lucky you'll see some starfish! At Isla Saona, you'll have many choices: wade in the turquoise waters, visit the open bar, take a nap on a beach hammock, play volleyball, indulge in a typical Dominican lunch of chicken, pork, rice, beans, salad and fruit, or walk the coastline. Most likely, you'll do it all!You will return to the Dominican Republic mainland on a slow moving catamaran with Latin music, dancing and open bar!
Day Trip to Tropical Saona Island
Located just off the coast of the Dominican Republic is the tropical Caribbean Saona island (isla Saona). This beautiful island was originally named “Adamanay” by the island’s original inhabitants. In 1494, the explorer Christopher Columbus renamed the island in honor of one of his friends who lived in Savona, Italy. This island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Dominican Republic. It is an island of white sand beaches, numerous palm trees and some of the bluest waters found anywhere in the world. As part of the tour to this island paradise, guests will be transported to the island on a speedboat to arrive quickly in order to enjoy what the Saona offers. Guests will enjoy swimming, an open bar, playing beach volleyball and relaxing in the tropical breezes. Also, a lunch will be served to each guest. The lunch includes Dominican foods including rice, beans, pork and chicken. The return trip to the mainland is on a catamaran. There is an open bar on this cruise. Guests will enjoy this slow moving trip on gorgeous waters as they listen to and enjoy the sounds of Latin music.
Shore Excursion: Private Portofino and Tigullio Coast Experience from Savona Port
Meet your private driver at the Savona pier after disembarking your cruise ship and make the scenic coastal drive to Portofino, located about 1.5 hours away. Observe the lush hillside forests and quaint architecture as your driver provides narration on the background of the area. Learn how Portofino once served as a Phoenician port, then as the Republic of Genoa.Upon arrival, take a leisurely walk through the city center. If you choose, you may visit the Oratory of Santa Maria Assunta or the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore. Walk to the lighthouse and stroll through the regional park to face the tranquil Gulf of Tigullio.In the afternoon, you're chauffeured to Camogli, a traditional fishing village situated on the Tigullio coast. After a short walk among the pastel-painted houses, have free time to indulge in a typical Ligurian lunch (own expense). You driver can recommend local specialties such as pasta col pesto, focaccia di recco, or any of the fresh seafood dishes. At the end of your 6-hour shore excursion, you will be returned to your cruise ship at the Savona port. Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Savona port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Shore Excursion: Private Full-day to Monaco and Montecarlo from Savona Port
Meet your driver and your skilled official guide at the Savona port after disembarking your cruise ship. From here drive along Italy's beautiful northern coast. You enter France at the town of Menton before arriving in Monte Carlo. Your first stop is the old town of Monaco. Monaco is maybe the Europe’s most glamorous spot and it is reached through breathtaking coastal panoramic road. In Monaco, will be held a tour the Old Town with some free time to see the royal palace (open June to October). Here you may have a chance to see the changing of the guards in front of the royal palace and the Cathedral where Princess Grace is buried. Time is available to walk along the tiny streets, do some shopping and enjoy lunch. Then continue on to Monaco’s most famous resort area, Monte Carlo, to explore a lap on the Formula One Grand Prix circuit. Some free time at Casino Square will allow guests to amuse themselves with luxury shopping, walking through stunning gardens, admiring the spectacular yachts, time permitting trying their luck in the world famous and chic casinos or simply relaxing in a charming, cozy seafront bistrot. Finally, way back journey along the spectacular coastal drive: the views of the Mediterranean are impressive and breathtaking. Return at the port at the end of the excursion.