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Chiavari Things to Do

  • Beach

    To me the beach was a little bit disappointing. The water was too cold for the time of the year and the beach looked a little bit dirty. Maybe this was because of the dark sand and the time of the year, as the beach was not cleaned frequently. I'm sure that it is very clean during high season. The public part of the beach was quite small too. It...

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  • Boardwalk

    Chiavari has a lovely broad boardwalk, going from the yacht harbour to the other side of town. It is lined with trees and has benches.

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  • Along the boardwalk

    At the end of the boardwalk, you will find a nice fountain, a great spot for relaxing and watching the sun going down behind the mountains.

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Chiavari Hotels

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  • Monterosa

    Our favourite hotel in Chiavari. Comfortable, quiet rooms. Helpful, friendly, unobtrusive staff...

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  • Santa Maria

    Viale Tito Groppo 29, Chiavari, 16043, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Ferrari

    Corso De Michiel 57, Chiavari, 16043, IT

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Chiavari Restaurants

  • Caffé Defilla

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Refined interior surroundings to sit and chat with friends over drinks and snacks Outdoor covered seating area A lunchtime menu is available Gelato - one of the best gelateria in Liguria (photo needed on my next visit) Aperitivo of Prosecco or Aperol with nibbles

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  • Paganini

    3 out of 5 stars

    Chiara led us to this restaurant during our stay in Chiavari. The restaurant has delicious food for a reasonable price. The interior is kinda basic, not a place for a romantic evening, but we didn't mind because the company was good :-). According to Chiara the service is very friendly but the waiters had a day off and the owner who served us was a...

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  • bar delle carrozze

    Cafe/bar for espresso, soft drink, wine, beer, cocktail, liquor. Breakfast and snack food is available during the morning and meals are available at lunch time. Excellent outside area to sit and people watch with an aperitivo and nibbles. Indoor seating is available. The last time we sat at the inside tables the bottles around the bar shook as...

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  • Falcone

    Falcone is a pastry shop where to make a yummy breakfast but I would be curious to know what the waiter thought of an order of 6 buns, 3 cappuccinos and 1 coffee for only two people: globetrott aka michael, in the pic, and me...

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  • Oodles of old world charm

    Refined interior surroundings to sit and chat with friends over drinks and snacksOutdoor covered seating areaA lunchtime menu is available Gelato - one of the best gelateria in Liguria (photo needed on my next visit)Aperitivo of Prosecco or Aperol with nibbles

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  • Perfect refreshment stop

    Cafe/bar for espresso, soft drink, wine, beer, cocktail, liquor.Breakfast and snack food is available during the morning and meals are available at lunch time.Excellent outside area to sit and people watch with an aperitivo and nibbles.Indoor seating is available. The last time we sat at the inside tables the bottles around the bar shook as the...

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  • Delicious Italian food

    Chiara led us to this restaurant during our stay in Chiavari. The restaurant has delicious food for a reasonable price. The interior is kinda basic, not a place for a romantic evening, but we didn't mind because the company was good :-). According to Chiara the service is very friendly but the waiters had a day off and the owner who served us was a...

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  • Wine Bar Deluxe!

    Caffe' Defilla is a lovely little spot near the center of Chiavari. The wine bar offers a wide array of excellent wines and a fine menu. We had risotto di mare which was tasty. You might like to stop by check whats on the little chalkboard and give it a try. This place comes highly recommended by the fine folks at Villa Utttz (see my Rovereto page)...

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  • dinner...

    Paganini is my best liked place for a dinner with good food at reasonable price, the service is so freindly and don't miss its pansotti (fresh pasta filled with vegetables and ricotta cheese) with nut sauce.and why not, again as a first dish, its agnolotti (fresh filled pasta) with pesto (normally they are served with meat sauce)... well this last...

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  • lunch...

    farinata, anchovies in lemon, frisceu, chickpeas soup, stockfish and other Ligurian typical dishes at very reasonable price...

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  • breakfast

    Falcone is a pastry shop where to make a yummy breakfast but I would be curious to know what the waiter thought of an order of 6 buns, 3 cappuccinos and 1 coffee for only two people: globetrott aka michael, in the pic, and me...

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  • don't miss its cake with mascarpone...

    Caffé Defilla is an enoteca con ristoro (wine-shop with refreshment) and you can know what they offer reading the blackboard outside: there is no other menu except that but it's really worth tasting, only be prepared to pay a little bit more than average...it's closed on monday.

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  • Need more time to taste all!!!

    A little shop in which you'll be embaressed in choising one or another kind of focaccia, farinata.......rice cake...... I tasted a rice cake, and another kind of cake with onions and potatoes......yummissimo!

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  • pansoti

    definitely not a place for a candel light dinner, just a sad looking place but serving good food for a more than reasonable price.DO NOT order loose wine it's awful!!! Pansoti in salsa di noci

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  • the best farinata

    Once one of the best local restaurant in italy is now a trendy restaurant and aware of its quality with the consequent loss of quality and rise of prices :-(Anyway still the best place for traditional ligurian food in the area. farinata, minestrone

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Chiavari Transportation

  • How to get there?

    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...

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  • by car...

    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:...

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  • ferrovie...

    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

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Chiavari Local Customs

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    by pollon Written Apr 24, 2003

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    it must be a local custom as it also happened with a barman in Sestri Levante (not far from here)... lol... ;-)...

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