Savona on the Riviera di Ponente

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Harbor of Savona © Mstyslav Chernov - mstyslav-chernov.com/cc-by-sa-3.0

Harbor of Savona © Mstyslav Chernov – mstyslav-chernov.com/cc-by-sa-3.0

Savona is a seaport and comune in the northern Italian region of Liguria, capital of the Province of Savona, in the Riviera di Ponente on the Mediterranean Sea, with 62,000 inhabitants. Savona used to be one of the chief seats of the Italian iron industry, having iron-works and foundries, shipbuilding, railway workshops, engineering shops, and a brass foundry.

One of the most celebrated former inhabitants of Savona was the navigator Christopher Columbus, who farmed land in the area while chronicling his journeys. ‘Columbus’s house’, a cottage situated in the Savona hills, lay between vegetable crops and fruit trees. It is just one of many residences in Liguria associated with Columbus.

© Mstyslav Chernov - mstyslav-chernov.com/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Mstyslav Chernov - mstyslav-chernov.com/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Mstyslav Chernov - mstyslav-chernov.com/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Antonello Piccone/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Mystère Martin/cc-by-sa-3.0 Harbor of Savona © Mstyslav Chernov - mstyslav-chernov.com/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Harbor of Savona © Mstyslav Chernov - mstyslav-chernov.com/cc-by-sa-3.0
The town is situated 40 km west of Genoa and circa 150 km (east) of Nice, in France, on the western Italian Riviera, between the Ligurian Sea and the Ligurian Alps.

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