On the coastline between Genoa and La Spezia you find a harmonious little town called Chiavari. This historical town with old monuments and churches from the Middle Ages is a sightseeing must.
Whilst it is not a tourist town as such, it presents a real possibility to get in touch with the local community. There are many lively markets here and a rather lovely botanical garden. Plus there are some wonderful culinary experiences to be had in this town. Its many restaurants provide a varied selection of dishes with fresh vegetables and fish.
The regular classic market is held on Friday in the main square. in addition there is an antique market 'Mercatino dell'Antiquariato' on the second weekend of every month held in the pedestrian area. Finally there is a food market held on the fourth weekend of every month 'Mercato dei Sapori' where you can try and buy a whole range of local produce and dishes.
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