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Savona Shore Trip - Highlights of Savona & Albisola


This 4 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port or Hotels in Savona
  • Private English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Included Interior Visits- Little Sistine Chapel of Savona
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Group Size (Prices in USD)*:
2 People - $408 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $316 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $244 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $202 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $186 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $162 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $196 Per Person (Private Tour)

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Type: Culture, Local Crafts and Sweets
Length: 4 Hours
Walking: Medium
Mobility: Folding wheelchairs OK, some sites may be inaccessible (advance notice required)
Guide: Licensed Guide
Language: English

Savona Shore Excursion - This private shore trip allows visitors to explore Savona, known for being the home town of two very important Popes during the Italian Renaissance. You visit the "Little Sistine Chapel", enjoy a walking tour of the medieval old town and also visit a local pottery factory in nearby Albisola.

After meeting your guide you immediately drive to nearby Albisola which has been one of the most prestigious pottery centers in Italy since the 16th century. You'll visit an old pottery factory to see the artisans working at the potter's wheel, as well as the baking and decoration phases, of these lovely objects.

Next you return to Savona which is the home town of the two most important Popes during the Italian Renaissance; Pope Sistus IV ordered the famous Sistine Chapel in Rome to be built, and his nephew Julius II was Michelangelo' s patron. A third Pope from Savona, Pius VII, was a prisoner of Napoleon's in the Bishop's palace from 1809 until 1814.

During your tour you visit the Medieval heart of Savona including Via Pia, a street lined with the Palaces of rich merchants and the aristocracy. Your guide will point out the fine portals and loggias of these palaces which are made of black slate.

A highlight for many visitors is a visit to the Cathedral where you see the famous choir which was ordered by Julius II at the beginning of the 16th century. A 19th century cloister connects the cathedral to the Little Sistine Chapel which was built by Pope Sistus IV during the late 15th century as a mausoleum for his parents.

During your walking tour you also have the chance to taste some of the Savonese specialties such as chinotti (candy oranges in maraschino liquor) and amaretti (cakes with bitter and sweet almonds). If time is available you enjoy a short amount of free time before returning to the pier.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Savona tours and Savona Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Savona tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Drive to Albisola - 15 Minutes
  • Visit Pottery Factory - 1 Hour
  • Drive to Savona - 15 Minutes
  • Savona Tour with short free time - 2.5 Hours