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Camogli is a splendid village overlooking the Golfo Paradiso, in the Ligurian Riviera di Levante. A typical seaside village characterized by tall houses painted in bright colors that fascinate the view. A romantic place, immersed in a magnificent natural setting, which for centuries has enchanted tourists from all over the world in search of relaxation, culture, sea and good food.
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A look at Camogli
A look at Camogli
Camogli, March 2018.
Camogli is a renowned and charming Ligurian village located on the Genoese coast. In the shot is depicted the famous Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta during a rainy day.  | Carola Ferrero - e-borghi Community
Camogli, March 2018. Camogli is a renowned and...
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About the village

Typical borgo marinaro, tourist center known for its marina and for the multicolored buildings on the seafront. It is also called the "City of the Thousand White Sailing Boats". Its inhabitants, the camogliesi, for local tradition are sometimes called camoglini, on the model of the Ligure camoggin. The center of the village of Camogli, which occupies the valley to the west of Monte di Portofino, overlooks the Gulf of Paradise, at the western end of the promontory portofinese. Belongs to Camogli the widest part of the regional natural park of Portofino, while the mirror to water vapor in front of the promontory is part of the natural Area Marina Protetta Portofino.

The architectural aspect of most of the town is the presence of colored buildings which overlook the beach. The colors and lines more clear horizontal (said marcapiano) served to seamen camogliesi to recognize more readily home between the various planes of the palaces of the village and make you return after the fisheries. Most of the buildings in the historic center were built with a succession of additions and modifications in the course of the centuries. Often the additions were also individual rooms which modified the appearance both interior and exterior of the palaces. The birth of a child to a sailor or as obtained from a long boarding, often were the motives from which was born a new appendix to the existing building. In 1913, according to a fashion whose most prominent example of this is the promenade of Nice, were demolished buildings facing the sea creating the sea promenade, with the round in style littorio. The choice of the slaughter was also dictated by the State in which paid the buildings, structures in wood and stone from centuries the prey of waves and saltiness. The characteristic of the buildings constructed at a short distance from the sea you must however to the characteristics of the territory. Camogli is built along the slopes of a relief almost to peak on the sea. This orographic aspect has the effect of guaranteeing to Camogli a temperate climate, typical of some localities of the Levante Genovese, failing the cold winds coming from the Po valley to reach the coast. Also for this Camogli is a popular tourist resort.

Already under the dominion of the bishops of Milan, around the year 1000, began to form the "Coastal Camogli and marinara" with quotes in the texts of the epoch in which appears with the name of Vila Camuli; and it is from the Middle Ages onwards that appears more in the history of Genoa. In the XII century it was erected the Dragonara Castle, place in defense of the borgo marinaro, which was attacked and destroyed by Gian Galeazzo Visconti and Nicolò Fieschi in 1366 and subsequently also from the Duchy of Milan in 1438. From the XVI century joined more closely in Genoa and its Republic species for continuous incursions of the Turkish Admiral Dragut, that provvedette to its fortifications and the consolidation of the marina, the latter completed in 1624 with the construction of the pier. From 28 April 1798 with the new French law, was elevated to the title of capital of II canton of the Jurisdiction of the fruit. Precisely in this historical period the naval defeat of the naval battle of Abukir, in which the fleet ligure guided by Napoleon Bonaparte is destroyed by the English seafaring, led to the investment of massive capital of shipowners camogliesi in construction of merchant sailing ships, with requests and contracts by the major European states. The affairs of shipyards and in more diverse sector marinaro will foster a considerable increase of the economy and trade, with the consequent urban development of the village, which in this phase reached its historical maximum.

Patrons of Camogli are the Madonna del Boschetto, San Prospero and San Fortunato. The feast of the Madonna del Boschetto is celebrated on 2 July to commemorate the apparition that on that date, in 1518 was Angiola Schiaffino in the place where now stands the Sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin. The feast of San Prospero is celebrated on 31 August to commemorate the holy bishop of Tarragona which in 409, returning from a papal visit, you sdraiò to rest on Via Romana above Camogli and yields the soul to God. San Fortunato, a Roman legionary converted to Christianity and killed in the circus by its own comrades, whose corpse arrived in Camogli in 1710 behind the pressures of the pastor Camogli Padre Pellegrino De Negri that was the confessor of Pope Clement XI, is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

Camogli is famous above all for its anchovies, fresh quality and excellent for the salted anchovies and then also for the fish caught in the tonnara, historic location of fixed fishing that comes from centuries laid annually by the fishermen of the place. In tonnarella di Camogli are no longer caught tuna from decades but mainly skipjack, bonito and greater amberjacks.

Village of Camogli
Municipality of Camogli
Province of Genova
Liguria Region

Population: 5.378
Altitude centre: 32 m s.l.m.

Acknowledgments
Blue Flag

Protected natural areas:
Portofino Natural Park

Municipality of Camogli
Via XX Settembre 1 - Camogli (GE)
Tel. +39 0185 729021

Camogli Tourism
Via XX Settembre 33 - Camogli (GE)
Tel. +39 0185 771066

BY CAR

  • Take the A12 motorway and exit at Recco, then continue for around two kilometers towards Camogli.
  • State Road 1 Aurelia:
    - coming from La Spezia turn for Camogli shortly after the inhabited area of the hamlet Ruta;
    - coming from Genoa, turning for Camogli from the center of Recco.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Camogli railway station

BY PLANE

  • Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport

BY SEA

  • Port of Genoa

Sleep, eat, buy...

Cantine Bregante
Via Unità D'Italia, 47 - 16039, Sestri Levante (Genova)
21.50 Kilometers from Camogli
Shore Service
Piazzale Marinai D'Italia - 16039, Sestri Levante (Genova)
20.69 Kilometers from Camogli

Events

from
tuesday
25
august, 2020
to wednesday 26 august 2020

Patron Saint Feast of St. Giovanni

saturday
8
may, 2021

Festival of San Fortunato

sunday
9
may, 2021

Fish Festival

sunday
1
august, 2021

Stella Maris

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