Located in close proximity to Genoa and Monaco, Savona is an interesting cruise port that tends to be less crowded than other Italian ports. Savona is an easily walkable city, complete with a historic center and a few landmarks that are worth checking off your bucket list. Its prime location makes for seamless day trips to larger cities such as Genoa or Portofino. If you are are interested in arts and culture, Savona is a great port of call to visit during a cruise in Italy.
Costa Cruises is the only cruise line that currently offers cruises from Savona; however, many other cruise lines have cruises that include Savona in their itineraries. The most ideal time to visit Savona is from April to November, when the temperatures are most steady and pleasant.
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The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Savona, Italy. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:
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Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Savona, along with a brief description:
♦ Torre di Leon Pancaldo
Also known as “Torretta,” this is a medieval tower located right outside of Savona’s cruise port. The tower was originally part of a wall that protected the city, and it is now known as the symbol of Savona. As you dock in Savona, keep an eye out for this tower, as it will be the first thing you see. It is a wonderful opportunity for some great photos!
♦ Fortezza del Priamar
Not only is entry to this historic fortress (once a prison) free to check out, you will also be rewarded with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding area when you visit. Visitors can walk through the fortress, and opt to check out the small museum, which does carry a small entry fee. Just a short walk from the cruise port, this is definitely an activity that is worth doing! There’s also a small café where you can grab a coffee and a bite to eat if you get hungry. History-lovers are certain to be excited by this breathtaking wonder!
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