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NH Collection Genova Marina
NH Collection Genova Marina

Molo Ponte Calvi, 5, Genoa 16124

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4.5 out of 5 (481 reviews)

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is steps from Chiesa di San Martino, Aquarium of Genoa, and The Bigo Lift. Old Port and …

£91
Grand Hotel Savoia
Grand Hotel Savoia

Via Arsenale Di Terra, 5, Genoa 16126

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4.5 out of 5 (1,074 reviews)

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

£95
Hotel Continental Genova
Hotel Continental Genova

Via Arsenale di Terra 1, Genoa 16126

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4.4 out of 5 (693 reviews)

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

£75
Bristol Palace Hotel
Bristol Palace Hotel

Via XX Settembre 35, Genoa 16121

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4.4 out of 5 (860 reviews)

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

£90
Mercure Genova San Biagio
Mercure Genova San Biagio

Via Romairone, 14, Genoa 16163

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4.1 out of 5 (543 reviews)

Situated in Genoa, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Villa Brignole Sale Duchessa di Galliera, Chiesa di Santo Stefano, an …

£53
Piccapietra Apartment
Piccapietra Apartment

Piazza Piccapietra 73 Int. 36, Genoa

Located in Porto Antico, this apartment is steps from Palazzo Orsini and Piazza de Ferrari. Palazzo Ducale and Medieval Gates …

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Best Western Hotel Metropoli
Best Western Hotel Metropoli

P.zza Fontane Marose, Genoa 16123

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4.3 out of 5 (245 reviews)

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is steps from Bagni Lido and Palazzo Rosso. White Palace and Palazzo Ducale are also …

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NH Genova Centro
NH Genova Centro

Via Martin Piaggio, 11, Genoa 16122

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4 out of 5 (349 reviews)

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is steps from Museo d'Arte Orientale Edoardo Chiossone and Chiossone Museum of Oriental …

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Starhotels President
Starhotels President

Corte Dei Lambruschini 4, Genoa 16129

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4.1 out of 5 (683 reviews)

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

£76
Best Western Premier CHC Airport
Best Western Premier CHC Airport

Via Albareto, 15, Genoa 16153

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4.3 out of 5 (190 reviews)

Located in Sestri Ponente, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fiumara Shopping & Fun, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di …

£77
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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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