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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  • August 18, 2017
    Nice beach, beautiful the Abbey is really convenient transport by boat. Bathe in a place so it was really special, despite the large number of tourists typical for August. Also suitable for children due to the presence of a shower (1 € per person and you can docciarti all you want and take advantage of the cabin for changing) and given the presence of a bar and restaurant
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  • August 17, 2017
    Failure to get there by car and on foot, with the boat, and our perseverance we tried to pay as you go through the sea. Beautiful this Abbey in a Creek in the middle of the national park. worth the trip
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  • August 16, 2017
    A little piece of scenery really nice but I honestly don't know if it's worth going because she's really overrun by tourists and stepped off the boat have the feeling of being in a place of mass than in a corner of paradise as many describe. The beach is very small and in August without a cm libero...il sea very nice but full of boats for tourists and their discharges ... guys ...
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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.

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