Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Camogli

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In 1000, Greek monks built Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, an ancient monastery nestled alongside a small, turquoise bay. The Romanesque building includes two lookout towers with heavy artillery, marble tombs for nobility, and a museum dedicated to the abbey's history and artifacts. This is also the site of the Christ of the Deep statue that watches out for divers. You can dive into the clear waters among the rocks and touch his hand. San Fructuosus' traditional fishermen's cottages and pine forests create a backdrop for the beach. In ancient times, sailors spread rumors of a dragon living in the caves here so they could keep the bay to themselves. The area is only accessible only by ferry ride from Portofino or via steep trails from Santa Margherita or Portofino Vetta. Using our custom trip planner, Camogli attractions like Abbazia di San Fruttuoso can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We enjoyed the amazing hike from portofino to san fruttuoso. It was blazing hot but the secluded beach at the end was amazing. Highly recommend but bring a ton of water!  more »
  • stroll between hills and sea, enjoy peace and silence. cross wild animals without fear of humans. a mystical place, where you can find yourself, and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds it  more »
  • Very beautiful place to visit. There is a cold shower (50 Cent) at the beach. No supermarket. Better to bring your own water. There are restaurants but you should book the table early enough.
  • Nice blue sea beach
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