town, Liguria regione, northwestern Italy. It lies on the Riviera di Levante at the mouth of the Entella River, east of Genoa. The town grew up on the traces of a Roman camp on the Via Aurelia. A pre-Roman necropolis dating from the 8th to 7th century BC has been uncovered there. The old town contains numerous arcades and buildings from the 13th century, including the castle, several mansions, and the nearby Church of San Salvatore di Lavagna, founded (1224) by Pope Innocent IV. The cathedral (1613) was later rebuilt. Long famous as a centre of ancient humanistic tradition, the town has a public library with a collection of manuscripts and incunabula. Situated in a fertile plain surrounded by hills, with the sea to the south-southwest, Chiavari is a tourist centre and regional market for agricultural produce. Chair making, lace and silk manufacture, and slate working are also carried on. Pop. (2006 est.) mun., 27,844.

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