Forte Sperone

This fort is the heart of Genoa's 19th-century fortifications, located right at the apex of the "Mura Nuove" (new walls) from 1630, which to this day take the shape of mighty ramparts nestled in the hills behind the city centre.
The fort's main entrance, with the Savoy coat of arms above it, is protected by a moat and a heavy gate that was once connected to a drawbridge via two chains; other important architectural elements include a well-preserved gunpowder magazine, located in the lower part of the fort, central barracks with large rooms, and a beautiful little chapel attached to the complex.