Chiavari

In the middle of Tigullio a blend of history and beauty

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Chiavari: HISTORY AND NOTABLE PEOPLE

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History

The traces of a pre-Roman settlement, dating back to 8th / 7th centuries B.C., have been discovered near the present historic centre of the city.
During the Roman age the town was known with the name of Tigullia and considered an important coastal built-up area.
Chiavari grew more and more during 12th century when it was submitted to the Republic of Genoa.
In 1656-1657 the town suffered a tragic plague that decimated the population and crashed the local economy.
Departing from 18th century Chiavari lift up again and expanded its borders by building up new settlements and roads. In 1893 pope Leo XIII named Chiavari as a new Diocese.

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Notable People

Elena Bono, one of the most important Italian writers of the second postwar, who won numerous national and international prizes, lived in Chiavari since her adolescence until her death, at the beginning of 2014.
Federico Delpino, who was born in Chiavari in 1833, was an important Italian botanist, considered one of the founders of modern floral biology.
Chiavari is also tied to Saint Antonio Maria Gianelli, founder of the Sisters Gianelline Order, that in the city performed some of his miracles.
In 1998 Pope John Paul II was in Chiavari during two days in September for an historical pastoral visit.

Art
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NOSTRA SIGNORA DELL’ORTO SHRINE

The Shrine of Our Lady of the Garden was ...

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Sports
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canoe polo

Pro Scogli Sports Association, founded in 1985 in the district of the fishermen ...

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History
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Were found in the area of the Viale Millo some human settlements and the remains of ...

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Curiosities
about Chiavari

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Chiavari Chair

The activity of the carpenters, said Bancalari, developed in Chiavari since the sixteenth ...

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By Plane

Cristoforo Colombo Airport Genoa
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