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Grand Hotel Savoia
Grand Hotel Savoia

Via Arsenale Di Terra, 5, Genoa 16126

5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Genoa hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Christopher Columbus Monument and …

£83
per night
Bristol Palace Hotel
Bristol Palace Hotel

Via XX Settembre 35, Genoa 16121

4.0 out of 5.0

Surrounded by stylish shops, this hotel is on Via XX Settembre, Genoa's picturesque main street. The Ducal Palace is a 2 …

£97
per night
Hotel Vittoria & Orlandini
Hotel Vittoria & Orlandini

Via Balbi 33, Genoa 16126

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Genoa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Christopher Columbus Monument and Galata Maritime Museum. Palazzo …

£53
per night
Balbi Hotel
Balbi Hotel

Via Balbi 21 int 3, Genoa 16126

2.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Palace, Galata Maritime Museum, and Palazzo d …

£47
per night
Comfort Hotel Europa Genova City Centre
Comfort Hotel Europa Genova City Centre

Via delle Monachette, 8, Genoa 16126

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Christopher Columbus Monument, Galata Maritime Museum …

£53
per night
Hotel Le Tre Stazioni
Hotel Le Tre Stazioni

Via Fassolo 1, Genoa 16126

2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Genoa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Prince's Palace and Galata Maritime Museum. Palazzo di San Giorgi …

£46
per night
Albergo Caffaro
Albergo Caffaro

Via Caffaro 3, Genoa 16124

1.0 out of 5.0

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Palazzo Rosso, White Palace, and Chiossone Museum of …

£54
per night
Hotel Acquario
Hotel Acquario

Vico San Pancrazio 9, Genoa 16124

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is steps from Museo del Risorgimento Istituto Mazziniano, National Ligurian Gallery at th …

£44
per night
Hotel Assarotti
Hotel Assarotti

Via Assarotti 40c, Genoa 16122

2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chiesa Evangelica Valdese di Genova and Chiossone Museum of …

£50
per night
Hotel Le Nuvole - Residenza d'Epoca
Hotel Le Nuvole - Residenza d'Epoca

Piazza delle Vigne, 6, Genoa 16123

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is steps from San Pietro in Banchi, National Ligurian Gallery at the Spinola Palace, an …

£84
per night
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Pocket Guide: Genoa Forte Sperone Hotels

Stay near Forte Sperone

Forte Sperone is a huge 16th-century citadel set within the 2,000-acre Parco Urbano delle Mura, Genoa's largest park. A ten-minute drive from the city centre, Forte Sperone was once part of a network of defensive walls that surrounded Genoa, which at the time was one of Europe's largest fortification systems.

If you'd like to stay within easy reach of Forte Sperone, book accommodation in the heart of Genoa. Choose from famous international brand hotels, characterful historic properties, swish spa resorts, family-friendly apartments and basic motels.

Forte Sperone’s Part in Genoa's Defensive Walls and Fortresses

Genoa is surrounded by an eight-mile triangle of ancient walls dating back to the 1600s, which were renovated in the 18th and 19th centuries. Designed by Bartolomeo Bianco, these fortifications, known as the New Walls (La Nuova Mura), have fortresses all along them, one of which is Forte Sperone. Perched atop Mount Peralto at 1476 feet above sea level, Forte Sperone is at the highest point of the New Walls.

Visiting Forte Sperone

Tto see the entire network of defensive walls that used to protect Genoa, you'll need to hire a car, although seasoned hikers can walk various sections of the route. Drive past meadows, pastures and forests to see the remains of the walls that now surround the rolling green hills of Parco Urbano delle Mura, studded with chestnut and pine trees.

Transformed into a citadel by the House of Savoy in the 19th century, Forte Sperone's many highlights include its impressive entrance with its enormous door with the Savoy crest of arms above it. In times gone by, you would have crossed a drawbridge over a moat to enter, but now there is a path bridging the gap.

Also worth a look are its quaint chapel and central barrack building. Since the 1990s, the Forte Sperone has been used as a dramatic setting for theatre shows during the summer months thanks to its sweeping views over the city and the port.

Find accommodation in Pre, near Genoa’s main railway station, so you’re within easy reach of Forte Sperone.

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