Fortezza del Priamàr


Among Savona's treasures to survive destruction by Genoese forces in the 16th century is the lumbering Fortezza del Priamàr. This imposing fortress, which has suffered some years of neglect, guards several small museums including the Civico Museo Storico Archeologico. The citadel also has various terraces overlooking the seaside, an overgrown playground and a small cafe.

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1. Civico Museo Storico Archeologico

0.04 MILES

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

2. Cattedrale di Nostra Signora Assunta

0.23 MILES

Among Savona's treasures to survive destruction by Genoese forces in the 16th century is the Cattedrale di Nostra Signora Assunta. It's worth a look for…

3. Cappella Sistina

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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,…

4. Museo d'Arte di Palazzo Gavotti

0.29 MILES

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…

5. La Lanterna

21.88 MILES

The port may have changed radically since its '90s rebirth, but its emblematic sentinel hasn't moved an inch since 1543. Genoa's lighthouse is one of the…

6. Galata Museo del Mare

22.97 MILES

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7. Biosfera

22.98 MILES

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8. Acquario

22.98 MILES

Genoa's much-vaunted aquarium is one of the largest in Europe, with more than 600 species of sea creatures, including sharks. Moored at the end of a…