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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. Plan your visit to Abbazia di San Fruttuoso and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Camogli travel itinerary planner.
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  • The FAI (Fondo Artistico Italiano) did a very nice job in bringing to life this remote Abbey. Well documented and clean, it has great views on the sea, great small spots where light and stones create ...  more »
  • We hiked from Portofino to San Fruttuoso and stopped for an hour to take a break. San Fruttuoso is a very small town but around noon literal boat loads of tourists start arriving. We walked around the...  more »
  • Hidden in between rocks yet opening to the sea this one of a kind special hidden gem was a delightful visit. A cozy but small beach, in front of the abbey. A scenery taken from movie setting. Warm, ro...  more »
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  • Amazing. Definitely worth of seeing. Beautiful views and lots of history and culture. Don't forget your swimming suit!
  • Fantastic day out. Well worth a visit. One of the best spots we found in the quite area.
  • Nice trekking to the abbey. The path bordering the sea is highly recommendable.
  • This is a must when you visit this area, have a look at the statue "Christ of the abyss"
  • Self explaining.