Centro Storico

Centro Storico, Chiavari: Address, Centro Storico Reviews: 4.5/5

Centro Storico
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Read more
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
587 reviews
Excellent
326
Very good
210
Average
37
Poor
10
Terrible
4

mariarita p
Milan, Italy33,038 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Chiavari is an interesting small town 30 kilometers from Genova. It has an old city center with shops, cafes, restaurants. It is very interesting and very nice; If you pass you can visit it
Written April 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sebastien M
Sydney, Australia472 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
It's a refreshing experience away from the heart of Genova, about just under an hour by train. The separation of the old part and the sweeping coastal side is distinctly different. The medieval arcades with its shops, cafés, restaurants are an experience to explore. I was lucky enough to be here on a weekend where the main street and two side streets were blocked off to host a market weekend. The delicious wafting of roast pork (almost every 2nd stall sells roast pork), and other delicacies makes one feel festive. The sad part is the "cheap merchandise" being flocked off, but I guess it goes with the time. Chiavari is definitely a destination worth visiting. I was here for 2 weeks and find it accessible to places like Sestri Levante, Santa Margherita & Portofino, or even to the heart of Genova by train. The weather was quite mild even in winter you don't have to rug up. The locals are very friendly even with limited English, in my case lacking the Italian lingo, everyone smiles and happy to help. They have a daily market from about 6:00am to 1pm where you can buy fresh produce. I will definitely come back to Chiavari to visit. It's a great pocket of the Italian Riviera. Mille Grazie!
Written February 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tony36
Crowborough, UK992 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
We spent most of one day wandering back and forth under the colonnades, round and round. So many delightful shops to see. Never got bored as there was such a variety of market squares, statues, historic buildings etc., etc., a miniature pedestrianized city of alleyways. Plenty of bars, cafes, geleterias, many with outside seating. Delightful. Loved the place. Thanks for the memories!
Written June 3, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cheryl h
Hobart, Australia28 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
Chiavari is well worth a visit. And not a short one! The old part of the city is very interesting with most of the streets pedestrian zones so it's very easy to stroll through the area under the colonnades or on the street itself. As well there are so many parks and piazzas where you can sit and watch the passing parade. Plenty of good shopping and plenty of places to have coffee or buy some of the best focaccia and pastries ever! The buildings are well-maintained and picturesque. Typical Ligurian architecture with bright colours, painted shutters and some buildings featuring beautifully painted decorations. You have to see it to appreciate it. There is a fruit and vegetable and cheese and salume market every weekday morning in one of the large piazzas. We were also there on a weekend when there was an organic farmers and growers market. A great town!
Written August 6, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Antoine R
Heemstede, The Netherlands184 contributions
Title says it all. Quite nice. Even when it rains as you walk under the arcades. Check the dates for the antiques market. Makes it real fun if you love vintage...
Written July 26, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BelfastBarclays
Belfast60 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
The Centro Storico is just an absolute pleasure to walk around with its lovely porticos and has some lovely shops.
Written September 6, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GWAJAMES
Chiavari, Italy27 contributions
Sep 2015
If your looking for a great selection of shops where you can walk up and down in any weather, you must come to Chiavari. I consider it one of the best open air shopping centres. From boutiques to bars to what ever you wish to buy.
Written September 3, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dutch-Mikey
Le Havre, France1,085 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
With 2 archways along the pedestrian street, it’s an ideal way to shop and look at the old buildings when it’s very hot and sunny.
Written July 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David B
Leeds, UK275 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
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 products. There are many different streets and I doubt you could see it all in one day. There is a food market in one of the squares and one morning a week a full market.
Written September 6, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TravellerC396
Italian Riviera, Italy27 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
I only discovered Chiavari and it's historical center three years ago. Boy what I was missing!
The porticoes and nice shops...the daily fruit and vegetable market and the bi-monthly antique market make a very nice visit.
There are several good restaurants and cute bars...such as Vinoria and Bar Nazionale. Classic restaurants are Da Vittorio and Luchin ( charming atmosphere).
I highly recommend anyone visiting this area to take the time to stroll up and down this area..you will be charmed.
Be sure to stop and get some foccaccia and some farinata made chickpea flour straight out of the oven in one of the many panetteria or just sit in the main square and people watch.
Written August 28, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 34
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Centro Storico