Albenga "city of a hundred towers" : the towers that dominate the roofs of Albenga are not exactly a hundred, but certainly quite a number, especially if added to the bell towers of the churches. Mostly built in the thirteenth century next to a noble house, they indicated the power of the family . They have the base in massive stone blocks, the "ashlars", while the upper part is in exposed brick. Sometimes they are covered with the somewhat shabby plaster with which the nineteenth century dyed the city gray and which now the changed taste is gradually erasing.

The fate of the towers varies: some have been preserved almost intact and have come down to us in their splendor, others have undergone various modifications. Cut and transformed into terraces, incorporated into the houses until they disappear, cut off due to various events and with the wounds still open, inclined due to subsidence of the ground, collapsed due to earthquakes. After admiring the splendid towers of Piazza San Michele , postcard images, which have become the symbol of Albenga, just look up to see others, adapted to new needs, peek out from the roofs of the medieval city.

The most important towers of the city:

Peloso Cepolla Tower
Located in Piazza San Michele, now home to the Roman Naval Museum and the International Institute of Ligurian Studies

Oddo Tower
In via Roma, recently restored.

Tower of the Paciotta
In Piazza Domenico Trincheri

Town Hall Tower
Already known as di Malasemenza , from the name of the family of origin.

Navone Tower
In via Medaglie d'Oro, it stands out above the rooftops.

Torre Lengueglia Costa
In Piazza dei Leoni, one of these is in defense of the entrance. The lower part is plastered, even if below there is some ashlar in Cisano stone. The upper part, on the other hand, is in brick, dating back to the 13th century.

Municipal Tower
It is the oldest part of the Town Hall, the lower part in Gothic style, while the upper part is in brick.

Rolandi Ricci Tower
In via Medaglie d'Oro, the two towers are cut off and incorporated into the buildings.

Torre Lengueglia d'Oria
In via Medaglie d'Oro, it was brought back to the medieval style only with the restoration of the twentieth century

Conti Cepollini Tower
In via Medaglie d'Oro, slightly leaning, it is the widest.

Cazzulini Tower
In via Enrico D'Aste, in front of the facade of Santa Maria in Fontibus.
The construction dates back to the 13th century.

Bell tower of the Cathedral
The most elaborate of the towers, it has been extended over various eras and possesses unique decorative features among others.

Bell tower of Santa Maria in Fontibus
It is the only tower in the historic center that was born as a bell tower.