Savonae comprensorio della Ceramica e del Vetro
Savona, located on the Western Riviera Ligure, has always been a historically native, Mediterranean and marine city.
Over the years, thanks to its proud, tenacious, hard-working inhabitants expert in navigation and trade, the city has consistently increased its historical, artistic and cultural heritage. Wandering the caruggi of the historical city centre, we stand breathless in front of the Sistine Chapel (built under commission of the same Pope who commissioned its more famous sibling in the Vatican: Sixtus IV), at the sight of unique creations in white and blue ceramics, of the majesty of the Priamar fortress, the perfume of wheat farinata, panissa and chinotto.
A jewel in the area’s cultural crown is the great glass-making tradition of Altare, an art that here is deeply-rooted: the first productive settlements can be dated back to the XII century. As well as glass, ceramics and the productive techniques thereof have always found traditional expression in the area between Savona and Albisola: expression which, thanks to six-centuries long tradition can be found in the museums, churches, town monuments, urban furnishings and the many production companies still operating today.