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Hotel Nuovo Nord

Hotel Nuovo Nord

1.7 mi from Forte Sperone

Via Balbi 153/r, Genoa 16126

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (108 reviews)

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

£58
Best Western Hotel Metropoli

Best Western Hotel Metropoli

2.1 mi from Forte Sperone

P.zza Fontane Marose, Genoa 16123

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (265 reviews)

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Palazzo Rosso and White Palace. Palazzo Ducale and …

£79
Hotel Le Nuvole - Residenza d'Epoca

Hotel Le Nuvole - Residenza d'Epoca

2.1 mi from Forte Sperone

Piazza delle Vigne, 6, Genoa 16123

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (28 reviews)

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is steps from Loggia dei Mercanti o di Banchi, National Ligurian Gallery at the …

£99
Bristol Palace Hotel

Bristol Palace Hotel

2.3 mi from Forte Sperone

Via XX Settembre 35, Genoa 16121

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (913 reviews)

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

£102
Best Western Hotel Moderno Verdi

Best Western Hotel Moderno Verdi

2.4 mi from Forte Sperone

Piazza Giuseppe Verdi 5, Genoa 16121

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (375 reviews)

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Piazza Colombo, Piazza de Ferrari, and Chiossone …

£65
Starhotels President

Starhotels President

2.6 mi from Forte Sperone

Corte Dei Lambruschini 4, Genoa 16129

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (714 reviews)

Starhotels President stands in the Corte Lambruschini Business Center opposite the Genoa Brignole train station and 500 meter …

£76
Valeria Apartment

Valeria Apartment

2.6 mi from Forte Sperone

Via San Giovanni Bosco, Genoa 16151

Situated in Genoa, this guesthouse is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Fiumara Shopping & Fun and within 3 mi (5 km) of Galata Maritime …

£45
Mercure Genova San Biagio

Mercure Genova San Biagio

3 mi from Forte Sperone

Via Romairone, 14, Genoa 16163

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (556 reviews)

Situated in Genoa, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Villa Brignole Sale Duchessa di Galliera, Fiumara Shopping & Fun, and …

£68
Best Western Premier CHC Airport

Best Western Premier CHC Airport

4 mi from Forte Sperone

Via Albareto, 15, Genoa 16153

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (195 reviews)

Located in Sestri Ponente, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fiumara Shopping & Fun, 105 Stadium, and Villa Brignole Sale …

£71
Tower Genova Airport Hotel & Conference Center

Tower Genova Airport Hotel & Conference Center

4.1 mi from Forte Sperone

Via Pionieri ed Aviatori d'Italia 44, Genoa 16154

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (224 reviews)

Located in Sestri Ponente, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Fiumara Shopping & Fun and 3 mi (4.8 km) from La Lanterna. 10 …

£78

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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