Travel and Culture in Liguria

Chiavari: art




The ruins of a necropolis, that came to light by the stream Rupinaro, are important vestiges of the ancient age.

Finds are kept in the Archaeological Museum of Palazzo Costaguta Rocca, that keeps some tombs closed by large slabs of slate, complete with bronze and iron ornaments and objects.

You can visit the ruins of the Castle, built in 1147, and the ones of the Genoese crenellated tower, dating back to 1537, situated where now Law Courts, built in 1886, stand.

You can visit also the Sanctuary-Cathedral of Our Lady of the Vegetable Garden, with plenty of eighteenth-century works of art.

You have to visit the fourteenth-century Palazzo Maschio Torriglia with its prestigious picture gallery, where some Italian works of XVI and XVII centuries are collected.

Besides, at Chiavari, there are some prestigious Museums like the Civica Galleria (Civic Gallery) of Palazzo Rocca (with its paintings of XVII-XVIII centuries Genoes School), the Diocesan Museum of Chiavari (with its holy jeweller’s art), the Sea Museum (Fishing Museum) (with its fishing tackle and equipment) and the Meteoseismological Museum (with the equipment and the story of phenomena that happened in Tigullio Gulf).

Finally, if you want to enjoy a landscape that ranges from Portofino to Sestri Levante, you could reach the fifteenth-century Sanctuary of Our Lady of Graces of Bacezza, from where you may enjoy a breathtaking view of the coast.

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