Travel and Culture in Liguria

CHIAVARI: tourism and culture

Some useful and interesting informations about Chiavari: history, art, events, nature, gastronomy.



Chiavari is a small seaside town in the middle of Tigullio Gulf, between Portofino and the Cinque Terre, very famous for its naturalistic and artistic sights (it belongs to the Natural Reserve of Portofino).

Chiavari, with its about 27,000 inhabitants, is a small town tied to tertiary sector activities, including fishing and crafts, famous for its local production of straw-chairs called "campanino" and its finest home-made lace "macramè".

Tourist interest in this town is due both to the presence of a very clean sea (Blue Flag for clean waters from 1987 until today) and to the expansion of its historical centre, that includes palaces of great value in the typical Genoese style.


The nearest airport to the town is Genoa "Cristoforo Colombo", that is 40 Km from Chiavari.


You can easily reach Chiavari also by car, going towards the Eastern Ligurian Riviera and driving along the A-12 Genoa-Livorno motorway, getting out at Chiavari exit.


It’s possible to reach Chiavari also by train: the arrival station is 50 metres from the town’s port.


On the other side, if you want to arrive there by sea, you could land at the Tourist Port of Chiavari, the only port in Tigullio, that can contains 469 crafts and is a landing place for tourist ferries going to Portofino and the Cinque Terre.

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