Chiavari, the city of porticoes, is famous for its Art Nouveau architecture, beaches and excellent food. It is a town worth discovering, especially its magnificent old town characterized by picturesque narrow streets and colorful buildings.
You can admire some Art Nouveau architecture such as the Palazzo Rocca, the Palazzo Torriglia, the Villa Rocca and the Church of San Giovanni Battista.
A typical tradition of the people of Chiavari is to go to the market open from Monday to Saturday in Piazza Mazzini, the main square in the centre of the so-called ʺCarruggio Drittoʺ literally a stone’s throw from Hotel Monte Rosa.
Chiavari’s market is one of the largest in Liguria, where you can find fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, meat, cheese, and other typical Ligurian products.
Not to be missed is the beautiful promenade that stretches for about 3 km along the coast and is the ideal area for an evening stroll, perhaps at sunset, with a view of the Gulf and the surrounding hills.
Among the most popular activities, the boat trip is certainly the most characteristic and evocative one to undertake in this wonderful town. Chiavari, in fact, offers many possibilities for long boat trips along the coast to admire the panorama from the sea perspective. It is possible to rent boats with or without a skipper, or to participate in one of the many organised excursions.
Art lovers, on the other hand, cannot miss a visit to the Cathedral of Nostra Signora dell’Orto, a Marian shrine and bishop’s seat of the Chiavari diocese; a 15th century church located just outside the historic centre of Chiavari. Here you can admire beautiful works of art, including an altarpiece by Anton Maria Maragliano.
For lovers of nature and botany, Villa Rocca Park offers a vast collection of plants and trees, as well as a splendid view of Chiavari.
Developing vertically on different heights, it offers different views of the city and the sea; it is an ideal garden that expresses the encounter between Italian style and exoticism.
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