Camogli

Camogli is an old picturesque fishing village located in the Golfo Paradiso a few kilometres away from Genoa

Camogli is historically a fishing village with an ancient seafaring tradition, now a tourist destination for swimming and boating. The seaside village of Camogli, located in the Golfo Paradiso, is built just below Monte di Portofino, just 20 km from Genoa. Camogli has the typical landscape of Ligurian villages, very hospitable, with colourful houses attached to each other overlooking the sea. As per tradition, the small and ancient port is still full of colourful fishing boats and skiffs, owned, for the most part, by local fishermen.

Visiting Camogli

Between the port and the beach of Camogli on a rock overlooking the sea is Castello del Dragone, from where visitors can enjoy a stunning view both to the east and west. And also to enjoy is the incredible cuisine, with local Ligurian dishes (trofie with pesto, pansoti with walnut sauce, focaccia with cheese) and those local to Camogli: fish stew with ‘gallette del marinaio’ from San Rocco, lasagna made with white wine from S. Fruttuoso and Camogliesi sweets, which are cream puffs made with a rum, chocolate or orange cream filling. For pleasure boaters there is a transit point in the port (coming in from the left), with enough depth to accommodate sailboats.

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Fishermen in action during the Tonnarella di Camogli, between Camogli and Punta Chiappa

We advise docking, grabbing some focaccia with cheese and a little pizza, and enjoy it all on roadstead under Monte di Portofino, between Camogli and Punta Chiappa, where many boats drop anchor as it is a sheltered spot, there is no beach, and it is, above all, very beautiful. Be careful, however, because this is already part of the Portofino Marine reserve, and the distance to be kept from the shore is marked with yellow buoys.

Punta Chiappa (reachable only on foot or by sea) also has three restaurants with an incredible sea view, to enjoy dinner watching the sun go down over Golfo Paradiso: Spadin, Da Drin, Stella Maris. You can leave the boat anchored or use the buoys below, where you will be shuttled with a dinghy. Service is, in theory, free, but a tip is requested. For some time, payment has also been required to use the buoys.

San Rocco di Camogli

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San Rocco di Camogli viewed from the sea

San Rocco, an area of Camogli, is located on a cliff over the see 300m high, from where the stunning panorama of the Ligurian Riviera, including Genoa, can be enjoyed. In the square is the Church of San Rocco, built in 1863. From San Rocco di Camogli there are also a number of trails crossing the Park of Portofino, to Punta Chiappe and San Fruttuoso.

 

Boating in Camogli

For pleasure boaters there is a transit point in the old port (coming in from the left), with enough depth to accommodate sailboats.We advise docking, grabbing some focaccia with cheese and a little pizza, and enjoy it all on roadstead under Monte di Portofino, between Camogli and Punta Chiappa, where many boats drop anchor as it is a sheltered spot, there is no beach, and it is, above all, very beautiful. Be careful, however, because this is already part of the Portofino Marine reserve, and the distance to be kept from the shore is marked with yellow buoys. Punta Chiappa (reachable only on foot or by sea) also has three restaurants with an incredible sea view, to enjoy dinner watching the sun go down over Golfo Paradiso: Spadin, Da Drin, Stella Maris. You can leave the boat anchored or use the buoys below, where you will be shuttled with a dinghy. Service is, in theory, free, but a tip is requested. For some time, payment has also been required to use the buoys.

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