|Comune di Castiglione Chiavarese|
|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)|
|• Density||52/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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.
- Church of Sant'Antonino martire (1143)
- Conio Abbey (1664)
- Roman bridges and roads
Castiglione Chiavarese is located across the SS523 State Road connecting it to Sestri Levante, which also houses the nearest railway station.
- Figone, Fausto (1995). La Podesteria di Castiglione. Lineamenti storici. Chiavari.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.