Chiavari Castle

Chiavari, Italy

Chiavari Castle was built after the convention of perpetual league signed on 1138 between Genoa and Fieschi. The construction started on 1140 and finished probably on 1147. It is one of the first castle erected in the Italian Riviera, over a hill dominating and defending a seafaring village, called Clavai, today Chiavari.

In 1172 the castle was besieged by Opizzone Malaspina, while in 1278 it fell into the hands of Moruello and Alberto Fieschi hands, allied for the conquest of the castle, but just for eight days.

During the first half of the 14th century it was rebuilt several times because of violent battles between the Guelfs and Ghibellines and in that century the village was further fortified by a heavy surrounding wall accessible through seven doors and defended by fourteen towers. Nowadays it is quite easy to see the ruins of the ancient wall of the ancient village of Chiavari.

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Founded: 1140
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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GIANFRANCO GASPARINI (5 years ago)
Il castello non è visitabile all interno. Qui inizia il sentiero delle cinque torri sulle colline intorno a chiavari
Roberto Carenzi (5 years ago)
Pretty near to the city. However when I've reached seems to be a private property. Is not even possible to enter trying looking for a panoramic view.
Àrni Armokson (5 years ago)
Cool castle, lacks though information
Cathy Rick-Joule (5 years ago)
Beautiful city!
Neeraj Rohatgi (5 years ago)
Not great as it is a private property, however the view is not bad
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