Paradise Gulf – Camogli

Paradise Gulf – Camogli

The postcard of Liguria? For many, it is Camogli: the most famous seaside village, with its pastel-coloured houses directly on the seaside promenade, its small harbour, the Dragonara castle overlooking the sea, the last tuna fishery in the Ligurian Sea just offshore, and the steamers docking from the Riviera. The 'city of a thousand white sailing ships', as it was called in the 19th century before the advent of steamships, has everything that is seafaring in its nature.

Nome in dialetto: Camoggi (pronuncia Camúggi)

IAT: Via XX Settembre, 33, 16032 Camogli (GE)

Telefono: 39 0185771066

Email: info@prolococamogli.it

Camogli and Stresa were chosen by Brazilian director G. Bonder as the Italian stops for the film Belle du Seigneur (with J. Rhys-Meyers from 2011-2012 based on the novel by A. Cohen) for the protagonists' romantic getaway.

The heart of the city

The beating heart of Camogli is its characteristic harbour full of fishing boats and vessels, nets in the sun and tourist boats. Life here is bustling, with small restaurants lining the quays, the smell of fried anchovies and focaccia with cheese wafting through the village streets. And then there is the lovers' net, because Camogli is also the capital of Valentine's Day, when for a week the village celebrates love.

Blanca, the RAI fiction starring Maria Chiara Giannetta and Giuseppe Zeno, was mainly set in Camogli.

When the fish jumps in the pan

Every year, on the first Sunday in May, Camogli organizes the Sagra del Pesce (Fish Festival) dedicated to San Fortunato, the patron saint of fishermen. Tonnes of oily fish are fried in a special stainless steel pan: twenty six quintals, with a three quintals handle and a diameter of three metres and eighty centimetres. A spectacle within a spectacle, it is so popular that the 'Padellone' even tours around Italy.

The Teatro Sociale in Camogli, inaugurated in 1876, is considered one of the most beautiful in Italy. After a long restoration, it was finally reopened

'C' for Camogli, 'C' for Culture

Camogli is also a cultural treasure trove, with its beautiful Teatro Sociale, a real gem built in the 19th century, and a theatre season that is always fascinating. And then there is the great Festival della Comunicazione, usually held just before midSeptember: the big names in journalism, literature and science meet and discuss, as in a third millennium agora.

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