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  • During the Roman period, the current region of Savona was divided into two towns: Vada Sabatia, which was on a plain and nearer to the sea, and Savo, a fortified market town built on Priamar Hill. Nowadays, a fortress that bears the same name stands on Priamar Hill. It was built in the 16th century by the Genoese, who took control of the city and destroyed the ancient Roman remains. In the Civic Picture ...
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  • The second biggest port in Liguria after that of Genova, the port of Savona is one of the biggest in Italy.
    © Andrei Nekrassov / 123RF
  • The Torre del Brandale, also known as La Campanassa due to the name of the bell that once hung at its top.
    © Andrei Nekrassov / 123RF
  • The port of Savona has been active since the Middle Ages and has always been very important to the economy of the commune's capital and its hinterland.
    © Andrei Nekrassov / 123RF
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Italy

During the Roman period, the current region of Savona was divided into two towns: Vada Sabatia, which was on a plain and nearer to the sea, and Savo, a fortified market town built on Priamar Hill. Nowadays, a fortress that bears the same name stands on Priamar Hill. It was built in the 16th century by the Genoese, who took control of the city and destroyed the ancient Roman remains. In the Civic Picture Gallery, as well as in the city's cathedral, you can admire works of art from different periods.

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