The cruise port of Savona

Docking in the cruise port of Savona

The cruise port of Savona, your starting point for great excursions

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.

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Savona cruise facts

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

Landmarks and highlights in Savona

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
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
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

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Getting around in Savona

It is easy and cheap to get around Savona.

Weather in 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.

Organized shore excursions in and around Savona

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

Savona tourist information

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: