Chiavari is a town and comune on the Italian Riviera in the Province of Genoa, region of Liguria. It is situated near the mouth of the Entella River, in the center of a fertile plain surrounded by mountains except on the southwest, where it comes down to the Mediterranean Sea. Tourist interest in this town is due to the very clean sea (Blue Flag for clean waters from 1987 until today) and to the expansion of its historical center, that includes typical Genoese style palaces of great value.
Chiavari is situated near the mouth of the Entella River. It lies in a fertile plain surrounded by hills, with the sea to the southwest. It is a tourist center and regional market for agricultural produce. Chair making, lace and silk manufacture, and slate working are also part of its economy.
Places of Interest:
- Auditorium San Francesco: Built between 1229–1234, the church now belongs to the comune of Chiavari.
- Santuario di Nostra Signora dell'Orto: Finished in 1633, the cathedral is the town's main place of worship.
- Castello di Chiavari: The Medieval castle was originally built in 1146.
- Palazzo Rocca: The palace has an important art gallery of Genoese art.