Facing Valleggia ,on the other side of the Quiliano stream, coming after the remains of a beautiful  walk of ancient cypresses, there is St. Peter in Carpignano a little church named by local people “S: Pe di col”. The oldest notes about this site date back to a document of property conveyance  of the 1180,and then to a contract of purchase of the properties owned by Ottone del Carretto to the consuls of Savona: document in which  the church is considered as the boundary between the two lands mentioned further informations




Savona can be defined with honour” The town of Popes” thanks to the cultural and artistic  heritage left by two great Popes patrons of the Renaissance, Sistus IV and Julius II  both coming from the Della Rovere family of Savona that enabled the town to receive “particular favours  because  of the Popes origins ” and become  the centre of a  crossroads of intellectual fervours.

visite-guidateGUIDED TOURS

The walking tour with professional multilingual touristic guides lasts about 2h30 and costs  10€ per person (free under 18) and it includes the admittance ticket to the Monumental Complex of the Cathedral and the Museum of Arts- Museum of Ceramics ( click here to enter the Museum of Arts ).  Route. The guided tour follows this itinerary:  the touristic Port  and Docks, Paleocapa street ,   Pia  street (historical centre), the Museum of Arts  and   the Museum of Ceramics, the Cathedral with the Sistina Chapel, Maddalena Square, Brandale Square, the Monumental Complex of the Priamar Fortresse. At present the guided tours  take place during the days the Costa ships  are in port  and start at 10:30 a.m. from the INFOPOINT in Calata street ( near the Cruise Terminal)

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The big fortresse of the XVI century, which afterwards  was turned into a prison where Giuseppe Mazzini was  confined, at present it is opened to public who can visit it with no charge. Besides the beautiful sight  over the town and the sea, we can find in its interior the Sandro Pertini and Renata Cuneo Museum” which includes the collections  of the ex President  Pertini and the sculptur Cuneo from Savona and  the Municipal Archeological Museum .

  • Visit hours: daily  9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m .(midnight in summer)Address: Corso Mazzini- Savona
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duomo savona


The church stands in the area of  an older Franciscan complex built in 1259. The Cathedral is in baroque style and keeps in its interior a lot of pictorial works coming from different places.

Visit hours: Saturday from 10a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5:15p.m. Sunday from 4p.m. to 5:15p.m.

Address: Piazza del Duomo- Savona

cappella sistina


The church has an ancient nave with a square presbytery  with a dome-shaped roof. It dates back to 1431 and it was commanded by Pope Sistus IV and after the damages suffered during the war, in 1762 Francesco Maria Della Rovere, doge of Genoa, adjusted it to the liking of that period  decorating it with beautiful stucco-work  in shades of green, yellow and ochre, in a perfect rococo style.

Hours: Saturday and Sunday  10:00 a.m. – 12 a.m.  and  4 p.m. – 6 p.m., and from March 1 to November 30  daily  10 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Address:  Piazza del Duomo- Savona

Arte: apre a Savona il Museo della Ceramica


Opened on December 2014, with its 1000 pieces and more,it is one of the most important  ceramics museums of the world. It is placed in the interior of Gavotti Palace and  it is opened to public like the Pawn Agency Palace.

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday   10a.m.  – 1:30 p.m., Thursday,Friday, Saturday  10a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Address: Piazza Chabrol ,1- Savona