The best way of getting to Chiavari is by car or by train.
By car: Take highway A12 (Genoa - Livorno) and get off at exit "Lavagna". Follow the signs to Lavagna until you see signs to Chiavari. Chiavari lies next to Lavagna. There is a free parking place near the yacht harbour. Keep in mind that you have to pay on the highway. We paid 9.9 EUR from Pisa to Lavagna.
By train: Chiavari has a train station. The railway line runs along the whole coastline between Genoa and La Spezia (I think). Go to the website mentioned below to find out about timetables and costs.
if you have your own mean of transport, take the A12 motorway and if you are looking for a free parking: turn right at the roundabout down the motorway ramp, at the second traffic light turn left, reach the first traffic light on that street and turn right, soon after an underpass there is a roundabout with a sign pointing to the parking.
attention: I'm not sure about the exact height but too high van cannot park here...
Chiavari is a main station and also our quicker trains stop here... then the train is advisable for visiting some typical towns nearby where parking can be awful...
in the pic rozehill aka rosie when she visited me last October 2002