Savona is an ancient maritime city located on the Ligurian Riviera where you can find monuments and a splendid sea.
In the summer it turns out to be particularly crowded when people from Piedmont and Lombardy decide to have some relax at the beach and they often pick Savona.
The city is easy to explore on foot and its small size does not make it unattractive from an artistic, cultural or gastronomic point of view.
If you are looking to visit a city that is good in any period of the year and that you can visit in a day after you have visited the 5 Terre and other places in Liguria Savona is for you.
In this article, I will talk about the best things to visit in the city center, the surroundings and what kind of food is traditional in this city.
Have you seen the cover picture of this city in this article? Is it not super tempting to go visit this sunny city where you can walk on the beach and see the snow on the mountains in the background?
If you are searching for a paradise on earth you will get pretty close with this town that I love to visit at least once a year.
In any period of the year, it will be very fascinating and if you are ready to discover the best spots in town read on this article.
The Fortezza Del Priamar is one of the symbols of the city of Savona. It was built in the 16th to protect the city and throughout history has performed various functions.
It was a prison and today it is an open-air theater in summer and a museum during the wintertime and the fall.
The Torre del Brandale is another important place in the city and it can be used as a reference or as a meeting point if you are walking around with not a specific destination.
Cattedrale di Maria Assunta is a very important church and inside of it, there are rich in frescoes, works of art of good historical importance from the 1600s and preserves some relics of Saint Valentine, patron Saint of lovers.
The Vecchia Darsena is the heart of the city, where a thousand activities intertwine with the curiosity of the tourists who visit it.
Beautiful beaches in the area are the Zinola, Natarella, and Fornaci, where if you are in the summer season you can it and tan and go swim in beautiful waters.
The Colletta di Castelbianco is a nice abandoned village that you can go visit if you are interested in this kind of stuff.
Some other monuments and museum worth a visit are:
Buridda di Stoccafisso is a delicious and traditional dish from the province of Savona, the stockfish is slowly cooked and served in a nice pan.
If you are in the region Liguria you definitely want to go eat fish as much as you can and here in Savano there are many dishes that you will find absolutely great.
The Farinata Bianca, also known as Turtellassu, is one of the typical dishes of Savona that stands out from the classic Ligurian Farinata thanks to the products with which it is prepared.
Ciuppin it is a fish soup based on red scorpionfish, gurnard, and it was poor food, prepared with fish and leftover stale bread.
Today it is a recipe that varies from the Riviera di Levante to the one in Ponente and it is considered to be great.
Lasagne al pesto are lasagna where instead of the bechamel they are adding Pesto Alla Genovese in it, it is definitely something different to eat.
If you want to check out some recipes here is a good link of these plates:
Savona is a beautiful city where you will be able to see the mountains with snow from the beach and many interesting things.
The city center is quite small and all go around the beautiful port and the amazing architecture that I have listed above in this article.
If you are a real traveler you want to go visit the 5 Terre, Genoa and then spend some time also in Savona and maybe Sanremo and Imperia.
This area of Italy is absolutely gorgeous and the food is most of the time super great and amazing like the landscapes you will see.
If you are interested in exploring this city better you can go to the tourist office and ask for events and things to do during your stay.
I hope that you have now a bit of interest in visiting Savona and if you have any questions you can always reach out to me as well.
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