Savona is called the city of the Popes because Sixtus IV and Julius II  Della Rovere were born here.  Worth

seeing is the historic centre with its fine palazzi, among which Julius II ‘s is definitely oustanding. Interesting   are the Cathedral with the XVI-century intarsia choir and the Sistine Chapel, the mausoleum of the Della Rovere family. Our Lady of the Castle’s oratory with the huge polyptych by V. Foppa and L. Brea and the sixteenth  century fortress with a view over the harbour are certainly worth of a visit.