The Priamar Fortress is a fortress occupying the hill with the same name above the port of Savona, Liguria, northern Italy. The fortress was built in 1542 by the Republic of Genoa on a promontory where in medieval times was the nucleus of Savona, by design of architect Giovanni Maria Olgiati [it]. However, traces of […]

Behind Savona’s sprawling port facilities, the city’s unexpectedly graceful medieval centre is well worth a stop. Among the old-town treasures to survive destruction by Genoese forces in the 16th century are the baroque Cattedrale di Nostra Signora Assunta and the lumbering Fortezza del Priamàr. There’s also a nice urban buzz, with lots of new shops, […]