Castiglione Chiavarese

Castiglione Chiavarese
Comune di Castiglione Chiavarese

Coat of arms
Castiglione Chiavarese

Location of Castiglione Chiavarese in Italy

Coordinates: 44°17′N 9°31′E / 44.283°N 9.517°E / 44.283; 9.517Coordinates: 44°17′N 9°31′E / 44.283°N 9.517°E / 44.283; 9.517
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province / Metropolitan city Genoa (GE)
Frazioni Campegli, Casali, Conio,Fiume, Casa del Monte, Masso, Mereta, Missano, San Pietro Frascati, Velva, Velva Santuario
  Mayor Fausto Figone
  Total 30.1 km2 (11.6 sq mi)
Elevation 271 m (889 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
  Total 1,580
  Density 52/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Castiglionesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16030
Dialing code 0185
Website Official website

Castiglione Chiavarese is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southeast of Genoa.

Castiglione Chiavarese borders the following municipalities: Carro, Casarza Ligure, Deiva Marina, Maissana, Moneglia.


In ancient times the area of Castiglione probably marked the border between the Ligurian and the Etruscan cultures. the modern frazione of Velva was a Roman municipium during Trajans reign.

The Val Petronio was colonized by Benedictine monks after the fall of the Western Roman Empire; later it became a possession of the Fieschi family who, in 1276, sold Castiglione to the Republic of Genoa. In 1747 the latter built here a series of fortifications against the Austrians. In 1815, after a short Napoleonic rule, it was acquired by the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont, becoming part of the newly unified Kingdom of Italy in 1861.

Main sights


Castiglione Chiavarese is located across the SS523 State Road connecting it to Sestri Levante, which also houses the nearest railway station.


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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