Savona,Italy,22 november 2015.Facade of the cathedral of Savona, built between 1584 and 1605. Inside there are valuable works of art.
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Cappella Sistina


Dating from the 1480s, Savona's Sistine Chapel (like the one in Rome) was created by Pope Sixtus IV. Though far less famous than its Roman counterpoint, this site – a funerary chapel for Sixtus' deceased parents – is a striking work of art. It's well worth seeing if you happen to be around the one day a week it's open.

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1. Cattedrale di Nostra Signora Assunta

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2. Museo d'Arte di Palazzo Gavotti

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Set amid two adjoining palazzi, Savona's premier art collection features an impressive collection of paintings dating all the way back to the 14th century…

3. Civico Museo Storico Archeologico

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Part of the imposing Fortezza del Priamàr, this small museum houses a limited but interesting collection of local archaeological finds.

4. Fortezza del Priamàr

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8. Acquario

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