La Fornace di Barbablù

Useful Information

Location: Savona
Open: All year daily.
Fee: n/a.
Classification: MineLimestone Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:
Address: La Fornace di Barbablù, Via Lazio 11a, Vado Ligure frazione S.Ermete, 17047 Savona, Tel: +39-019-888535, Fax: +39-0, E-mail: contact
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La Fornace di Barbablù (Furnace of Bluebeard) is a restaurant located inside an old lime kiln dating back to Roman times. The local rock is limestone which was quarried by the Romans and transported to Rome on the Tiber river. The limestone from this area was used in many famous Roman building, eg. the Colosseum. The restaurant is located underground with arched ceilings and red brick and stone walls. It has three floors with the vaults and furncae at the lowest floor. The uppermost floor offers a small terrace, suitable for about 25 guests. The whole restaurant is rather small and reservation is recommended. The menu includes local specialties, organic food, and sea food.