"Chiavari - Gem of the Italian Riviera" Top 5 Page for this destination Chiavari by rosata

Chiavari Travel Guide: 24 reviews and 66 photos

Centro storico

Beautiful piazzas and buildings, daily market, beaches, promenade, shopping arcades to stroll, bars and cafes aplenty - good transport links as it is on the Via Aurelia (SS1), close to the autostrada, train station.

Chiavari in Liguria is very close to my heart.

My great grandparents emigrated to England in 1900 from the Sturla Valley behind Chiavari; the entrance to the valley is at Carasco which heads through the mountains to Santo Stefano d'Aveto.

War Memorial in Piazza Roma

This photograph of me was taken in the same position as my great-grandfather on one of visits to see his siblings more than fifty years earlier.

Beautiful piazzas in the city centre

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Land of my forefathers
  • Cons:None that I know
  • In a nutshell:Don't ask me, I am biased!
  • Last visit to Chiavari: Aug 2013
  • Intro Updated Sep 24, 2013
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  • wabat's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2014 at 3:36 AM

    A special place for you, looks charming to me too.

    • rosata's Profile Photo
      Dec 11, 2014 at 3:48 AM

      Yes, very special indeed and a lovely place to visit.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:57 AM

    Chiavari looks like a charming little town. Nice you could have a photo so like that one of your great-grandfather so many years earlier!!

    • rosata's Profile Photo
      Oct 19, 2012 at 6:36 AM

      Thanks, the Piazza did take a bit of finding but well worth it, a pilgrimage! Page due to be expanded.................... :)

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