Costa Cruises to Offer New Shore Excursions in Savona
Costa Cruises and the Ligurian Regional Administration have announced a brand new initiative designed to promote tourism in Savona.
Starting from the end of June, cruise guests arriving on the Italian company’s ships will be able to go on a walking tour specially designed as a journey of discovery of the town and its typical products.
The new Savona walking tours for Costa’s guests start from the Palacrociere cruise terminal and include visits of the Baroque Cappella Sistina, the Priamar Fortress and the landmark Torre del Brandale.
Like on any other Costa shore tour, cruisers will be accompanied by professional guides who speak the languages of everybody on the excursion, and who will explain the history of these monuments and their wonderful art, architecture and culture.
The tours will also feature stops in some of the old-world shops in Savona’s picturesque old center with tasting of typical local products – such as focaccia, farinata (a kind of chickpea pancake), chinotto and amaretti – plus a visit of ceramic workshops. Guests will then have time at leisure before returning on foot to the Palacrociere. The walking tour lasts around 3½ hours.
Between the end of June 2016 and the end of 2017, Costa’s ships will be porting in Savona about 300 times, and the walking tour of discovery of the town will be available for guests on every single one. In particular, the flagship Costa Diadema will be at the Palacrociere every Saturday on her 7-day Western Mediterranean cruises.