What to see in Camogli

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Camogli Places And Charm, Italy

San Fruttuoso (www.sanfruttuoso.eu) belongs to the municipality of Camogli, but it is not accessible by car or train. On foot and by sea are the only ways to reach this village locked into a valley.
The abbey of Saint Fruttuoso (10th and 11th centuries) is alone worth a visit to this village. Perfectly coexisting with nature, this abbey is entirely accessible to visitors, featuring its chapter house, church, and the graves of the Dorias (12th century).
The history of this abbey is deeply linked to the Benedictine monks, who built it as a site of peace and meditation. As time went by, the site was abandoned by the monks, used as shelter by fishermen and hideout by pirates.
The Genoese family of the Doria took over and turned the site into their home for life and for the afterlife, also adding a tower.


Tel and Fax +39 0185-772703
DECEMBER-FEBRUARY: only weekdays and Saturdays hours 10am-4pm.
MARCH-MAY: every day, closed on Mondays and holidays, hours 10am-4pm.
JUNE-SEPTEMBER: every day hours 10am-6pm.
OCTOBER: every day, closed on Mondays and holidays, hours 10am-4pm.
CLOSED: November.
LATEST TIME TO ENTRY: half an hour before closing time. Visitor hours may vary based on the ferry service from Camogli.

By boat: service from Camogli, Portofino, Santa Margherita, Rapallo from 8am to 6pm during high season, only to 5pm during low season.
Connections by sea provided by maritime Tourist Transport company Golfo Paradiso (www.golfoparadiso.it)

On foot: approximately a 1.5 hours walk from Portofino or a 30-minute walk from Camogli

The Christ of the Abyss

In the bay of S.Fruttuoso, 55 feet below sea level, lies an 8-feet-high bronze


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