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Covered with portici small boutiques

A good selection of small family owned boutiques and cafes / patisseries. Pavements mostly covered... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ann R
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Alive and kicking

A bustling and busy centre which reminded us of other major italian cities like turin but without... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
nino g
via mobile
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via Martiri della Liberazione, 16043 Chiavari, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good selection of small family owned boutiques and cafes / patisseries. Pavements mostly covered by “portici” which is useful if it rains! The central part is all pedestrianised. Lovely to have a stroll and look at the shops and their windows displays. Not so...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

A bustling and busy centre which reminded us of other major italian cities like turin but without the huge distances to cover. A great place to stay and visit highly recommended

Thank nino g
Reviewed 20 June 2018

If one wants to experience other than the bucket-list sights of Italy and wants a little bit larger than a village experience, the Centro Storico (Old Town) of Chiavari is a good place. It's got a little hustle-and-bustle, lots of shops, but without the crowds....More

1  Thank Larry A
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This town is full of classic architecture, arched walkways, a small market selling produce, cheese, nuts and bread on Sunday. It is so laid back, calm and charming. Not at all touristy like the Cinque Terre villages to the south and Portofino to the North....More

Thank JoanJh
Reviewed 24 April 2018

The whole area around this extensive shopping street is unreal. So many interesting things to see and do. I am surprised this city does not appear on more peoples radar scope.

Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The character of this area is given by the old porches and the line of boutiques, several coffee bars and specialised shops which cover the historic centre of the town (Caruggio Dritto), well worth a stroll.

Thank MaGr19
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

First time here and we enjoyed it. Nice place with a market every morning and a second hand market on Saturday and Sunday. Lot of shop. Not so "touristique". Tradespeople friendly. Activities on the evening as concert or grande abbufatta. Choose the good beach (closed...More

Thank MorvanBiker
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit! I would definitely recommend this place for a scroll around in the afternoon. Very nice shops in real Italian city!

Thank Tom 2
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A great place to take a walk to enjoy the Italian way of life. A great experience especially for those people who come from countries where it is not always easy or safe to walk around. It is a real treat indeed to take a...More

Thank IvanaOlive
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stayed in Chiavari on a managed tour so had the opportunity to walk around a few days and nights. After 8 pm all shops are closed. There are wonderful old buildings which are now shops which must be for locals but some are quality...More

2  Thank David B
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