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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.

Municipality of Camogli
Province of Genoa
Region Liguria

Inhabitants: 5.378
Altitude center: 32 m a.s.l.

Protected Natural Areas:
The Regional Natural Park of Portofino

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Next or present Events

  • Christmas Light Show
    From 18-11-2017
    To 05-01-2018
    Shows

    Add to calendar 2017-11-18 2018-01-05 Europe/Rome Christmas Light Show The Christmas lights Show is a synchronized Christmas light show that dances to the rhythm of music. Camogli

    The Christmas lights Show is a synchronized Christmas light show that dances to the rhythm of music.

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  • Festival of San Fortunato
    12-05-2018
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 Europe/Rome Festival of San Fortunato The previous day at the Fish Festival, during the evening, a procession carrying the country an effigy of the Holy followed by the band and by the faithful. Toward midnight are fired a series of fireworks for several minutes and when they terminate fire is given to two enormous bonfires built one on the beach in front of the basilica of Santa Maria Assunta and one in front of the round. The bonfires are prepared from the districts of the port and the pine wood, who compete to anyone who produces the mostù spectacular and lasting. Camogli

    The previous day at the Fish Festival, during the evening, a procession carrying the country an effigy of the Holy followed by the band and by the faithful. Toward midnight are fired a series of fireworks for several minutes and when they terminate fire is given to two enormous bonfires built one on the beach in front of the basilica of Santa Maria Assunta and one in front of the round. The bonfires are prepared from the districts of the port and the pine wood, who compete to anyone who produces the mostù spectacular and lasting.

  • Fish Festival
    13-05-2018
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 Europe/Rome Fish Festival Day dedicated to frying of fish in a gigantic frying pan stainless steel (diameter of 3.8 meters, a handle of 6 meters, 2.8 ton of weight and a capacity of 2000 liters). The frying pan egrave &; in use by the edition of 1954. In the past they have also been used is larger than the current one (in 1960 it was introduced one of 5 meters in diameter), placed on scaffolding which arise on the seabed of the porticciolo. Camogli

    Day dedicated to frying of fish in a gigantic frying pan stainless steel (diameter of 3.8 meters, a handle of 6 meters, 2.8 ton of weight and a capacity of 2000 liters). The frying pan egrave &; in use by the edition of 1954. In the past they have also been used is larger than the current one (in 1960 it was introduced one of 5 meters in diameter), placed on scaffolding which arise on the seabed of the porticciolo.

  • Stella Maris
    05-08-2018
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 Europe/Rome Stella Maris The feast is dedicated to a depiction of the Madonna as protectress of sailors - the Star of the sea - a mosaic found in the church of San Nicolò of Capodimonte, and which dates back to 400. In the morning the cannon shot announces the departure of Dragun, which leads the priest at the altar of Stella Maris located on Punta Chiappa; the Dragun is followed by the boats of the spectators impavesate for the occasion. In the evening when it gets dark, the Dragun and small rowing boats (kayak and canoe) with a flashlight tied to the stern follow the boat in the row in front of the beach, sometimes by speedraces while the people from the beach puts at sea hundreds of wax candles that illuminate the stretch of water in front of. Camogli

    The feast is dedicated to a depiction of the Madonna as protectress of sailors - the Star of the sea - a mosaic found in the church of San Nicolò of Capodimonte, and which dates back to 400. In the morning the cannon shot announces the departure of Dragun, which leads the priest at the altar of Stella Maris located on Punta Chiappa; the Dragun is followed by the boats of the spectators impavesate for the occasion. In the evening when it gets dark, the Dragun and small rowing boats (kayak and canoe) with a flashlight tied to the stern follow the boat in the row in front of the beach, sometimes by speedraces while the people from the beach puts at sea hundreds of wax candles that illuminate the stretch of water in front of.

Other Events

  • second Saturday of May - Festival of San Fortunato. The previous day at the Fish Festival, during the evening, a procession carrying the country an effigy of the Holy followed by the band and by the faithful. Toward midnight are fired a series of fireworks for several minutes and when they terminate fire is given to two enormous bonfires built one on the beach in front of the basilica of Santa Maria Assunta and one in front of the round. The bonfires are prepared from the districts of the port and the pine wood, who compete to anyone who produces the mostù spectacular and lasting.
  • Second Sunday of Meggio - Fish Festival. Day dedicated to frying of fish in a gigantic frying pan stainless steel (diameter of 3.8 meters, a handle of 6 meters, 2.8 ton of weight and a capacity of 2000 liters). The frying pan egrave &; in use by the edition of 1954. In the past they have also been used is larger than the current one (in 1960 it was introduced one of 5 meters in diameter), placed on scaffolding which arise on the seabed of the porticciolo.
  • First Sunday of August - Stella Maris. The feast is dedicated to a depiction of the Madonna as protectress of sailors - the Star of the sea - a mosaic found in the church of San Nicolò of Capodimonte, and which dates back to 400. In the morning the cannon shot announces the departure of Dragun, which leads the priest at the altar of Stella Maris located on Punta Chiappa; the Dragun is followed by the boats of the spectators impavesate for the occasion. In the evening when it gets dark, the Dragun and small rowing boats (kayak and canoe) with a flashlight tied to the stern follow the boat in the row in front of the beach, sometimes by speedraces while the people from the beach puts at sea hundreds of wax candles that illuminate the stretch of water in front of.
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Sciamadda

Piazza Tarchioni 25 , Moneglia (GE)
29.87 Kilometers from Camogli

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Via Luca Cambiaso 1 , Moneglia (GE)
29.87 Kilometers from Camogli

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Bar Centrale

Corso Libero Longhi 38, Moneglia (GE)
29.69 Kilometers from Camogli

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