The Priamar is recognised as one of the most impressive fortifications overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and is a hub for art and culture. Just a few of the attractions you’ll find inside the Priamar are the Civic Archaeological and City Museum, Sandro Pertini and Renata Cuneo Museum, temporary exhibitions, workshops and artistic performances, events and weddings, conference centre and artisan workshops and even as open-air cinema in summer.
Castel Govone was the seat of the Marchesi del Carretto. It is believed to have been built in 1181 and was later destroyed several times in the wars that pitted Finale against Genoa. In later constructions and destructions, part of the side walls and the Diamond Tower were spared, today this is the best preserved structure and an example of late medieval military architecture.
The Castle of Monte Ursino stands in a dominant position on a hill defending the historic centre of Noli. The fortification reached its present form around the 15th century due to works carried out by the Del Carretto family, feudal lords of Noli. The castle was built to control both the sea and the coast and consisted of a high cylindrical tower surrounded by massive walls and accommodation for troops. Two walled perimeters descended from this main core, most of which are still preserved today. They embraced the entire hillside and later included the settlement in the valley.