Villa Zanelli

One of the most significant masterpieces of the Italian Art Nouveau style

The villa, built in 1907 for longtime captain Nicolò Zanelli, represents one of the most significant masterpieces of the Italian Art Nouveau style.

The project, drawn up by architect Gottardo Gussoni with the Turin engineer Pietro Fenoglio, whose student and collaborator he was, features a rich ornamental display.

Situated in a vast garden in communication with the sea, it belonged to the Zanelli family until 1933; it was then sold to the city of Milan, which turned it into a campground and international colony. During World War II it was used as a hospital camp. Beginning in 1967 it was used as a health care facility. In 1998, part of the building collapsed, preventing access.

After a long period of closure-in the course of which major restoration work was carried out by ARTE Genoa-it will once again be possible to access it by participating in an interesting guided tour that will allow people to discover its history and curiosities.

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Free admission


Opening period April 6 – May 31, 2024

Saturday, guided tours at: 10.00 | 11.00 | 12.00 | 14.00 | 15.00 | 16.00 | 17.00

Sunday, guided tours at: 10.00 | 11.00 | 12.00

Meeting place

Entrance gate of Villa Zanelli, Via Nizza 71, Savona – 15 minutes before the start of the visit.

Your experience

  • One of the most significant masterpieces of the Italian Art Nouveau style
  • Guided tour in Italian included in the ticket

Useful information

  • Without reservation, participation in guided tours cannot be guaranteed
  • Presence of architectural barriers with allow only partial accessibility of the interior spaces of the villa to people with mobility disabilities
  • Allowed the use of devices to take photographs
  • Animals of any kind are prohibited. For safety reasons, the only animals allowed are companion dogs for people with disabilities

Info and reservations

To make a reservation click on the yellow “BOOK NOW” button and follow the simple guided procedure.

For more information you can call +39 0174330976 (WhatsApp) or send an email to

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