Savona is the home port of Costa Cruises. Therefore,the port is very well equipped for cruise ships. There is the large, modern cruise terminal, Palacroisière, which provides all the facilities for its passengers. You will dock next to the marina, which is located in the historic center of the city. Most sights are within walking distance of your cruise ship. Due to the port's excellent location visiting the city of Savona or an excursion to Genoa or Portofino is easy.
Language in Savona
The language in Savona is Italian, but in touristic spots you can also use English.
Currency in Savona
The currency in Savona is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s in the city.
Opening times in Savona
Opening times differ a lot around Italy, but generally are as follows:
Monday to Saturday
from 9.00h - 13.00h
and 15.30h - 19.30h
On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions
Cattedrale di Santa Maria
Cattedrale di Santa Maria is a cathedral of Savona dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It dates from the 17th century and is located in the heart of the old town.
Priamar palace is a reinforced fort from the 16th century located just outside the port. Today this is the 'house of arts and culture'
Brandale tower is a stately tower from 12th century. It is the symbol of Savona
Leon Pancaldo tower
Leon Pancaldo tower is a main tower (Tower Quarda) of the city. It is located at the entrance of the old harbor
It is easy and cheap to get around Savona.
Savona has a Mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and wet mild winters. The average annual temperature in summer is between 25°C and 28°C and in winter is between 4°C and 9°C.
You can discover Savona on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices though local companies.
Excursions in Genoa
Excursions in Portofino
Excursions in Savona
Tourist Office is situated in a front of exit from the cruise terminal. There is also one Tourist Office in the city center. Unfortunately, the Tourist Office of Savona has no website.
The following cruise line offers itineraries and schedules to Savona: