The Camogli Fish Festival is one of the most famous traditional festivals in Liguria.
It is held every year on the second Sunday in May in the marina square, Piazza Colombo, where the world’s largest frying pan fries tons of fish for its guests throughout the day. Due to the large influx of visitors, it is better to reach Camogli by boat.
On the eve of St Fortunato, who is the patron saint of fishermen, they hold a religious celebration and then burn bonfires made by the inhabitants of the Porto and Pinetto districts.
They challenge each other by building some large sculptures out of discarded material, including old furniture, broken boats, old shutters and anything else they no longer need.