Savona is a seaport and commune in the northern Italian region of Liguria, capital of the Province of Savona, in the Riviera di Ponente on the Mediterranean Sea. Take a walk around the inner harbour and enjoy the sunshine, the glittering light and the charming diversity between expensive yachts and old fashioned fishing boats where some are sipping champagne while others mend their nets.
Here you will see most of the city landmarks from a distance along with the fish auction and some nice outdoor cafes. If the weather is warm you can go to the beach on Corso Vittorio Veneto. Savona is one of a few Italian cities offering beaches within walking distance from the city centre.
There are many attractions in Savona region and one of them is the Savonese Cappella Sistina. It has been renovated in the Rococo style with ornate decorations, golden curlicues and a ceiling painted by Paolo Geralamo Brusco. You can marvel over the carved wooden choir seats and the elegant cloister garden.
Savona is a beautiful place whose skyline is marked by a few medieval towers. Most famous is La Torretta clock tower at the end of Via Paleocapa by the harbour. It was part of an old defence structure. The ‘Ghibelline Towers’ date back to the 16th century when they were the most prominent of about 50 towers constructed along the city walls. With a bonfire on the roof these towers used to serve as lighthouses. When you have finished looking up and around you’ll have plenty of time to take in the city with shops, cafes, promenades and old men hanging around in groups on the open squares.
If you have been holidaying in various places in Italy, you can consider hiring a car and visiting Savona and its places of tourist interest. Hiring a car with Car Rental Italy can be the best option as they give you the freedom of choosing between chauffeured and self-driven cars. They have on offer a wide range of cars for you to pick from and whatsmore, they have economy car hire packages, especially for the tourists, making it easy on the pocket, so that they can relax and enjoy their Italian holiday completely.