Chiavari, pearl of the Tigullio, is at the centre of a large bay where the world-renowned Portofino, is located along with the chic, characteristic Santa Margherita Ligure, the famous Rapallo, and further east, the tourist town of Sestri Levante.
Chiavari is also set between Portofino and the 5 terre, the characteristic fishing villages dotted along the coastline famous all over the world. Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore attract millions of visitors every year. The 5 terre, in the province of La Spezia, can be reached by sea and by land, more comfortably by special regional trains.
They are also part of the 5 Terre National Park which offers a dense network of hiking trails and activities in the Protected Marina Area.
All enchanting places, easily reachable and characteristic in their UNIQUE features.
Chiavari is part of the Metropolitan City of Genoa, a former Province of Genoa.
The coast is full of bays, inlets accessible by sea or on foot, along sometimes impervious paths that alternate with long sandy or rocky beaches on the coast.
In addition to the sea, whose transparency and richness make it feel like an island, the hinterland boasts small restored villages, terraced cultivation areas, vineyards and typical products from local crops or farms.
It is worth visiting the Aveto Regional Natural Park with its peaks and shelters above 1000 metres. Inside the Park and at about 1 hour 15 minutes from Chiavari it is possible to reach S. Stefano d’Aveto, which becomes a ski resort in winter.