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Camogli Italian fishing village tourist resort

November 17, 2013 by David Herd

A wonderful village by the sea.

Camogli Italian fishing village tourist resort

Camogli Italian fishing village tourist resort

Camogli Italian fishing village tourist resort located on the west side of the peninsula of Portofino, on the Golfo Paradiso at the Riviera di Levante, in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. Wikipedia

Part of the Italian Riviera.

Camogli Italian fishing village tourist resort

Camogli was in the late Middle Ages a considerable seaport. In its heyday, the fleet consisted of hundreds of Camogli’s Tall Ships. It was called the “city of a thousand white sails.” 1798, the city has a large contingent of Napoleon’s fleet, which was beaten in Egyptian waters of the Nile by Admiral Nelson. This prestigious naval college founded in 1874, Cristoforo Colombo is the nautical tradition as well as a retirement home for masters.

In 1880 the city had (in a population of 12,000) 500 patented ship captains. The former fishing village, which now lives mainly from tourism, is known for its colourful houses that line behind the beach. The colours once helped the fishermen to find their way back to port.

 Seaside restaurant

Camogli Italian fishing village tourist resort

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Rocky beach here

Camogli Italian fishing village tourist resort

This town has a lot of appeal

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Camogli Italian fishing village tourist resort

Camogli Italian fishing village tourist resort

I really thought this place was a hidden gem, lots of restaurants overlooking the sea, and hundreds of hotels to choose from. You can actually walk to Portofino which is just south of Camogli, or if you are lazy like I am take the ferry.

Where is the sand?

Camogli Italian fishing village tourist resort Of course the sand does not exist along this fabulous Italian coast.

Wonderful seafood

Camogli Italian fishing village tourist resort Washed down with a chilled vino of course. 🙂

My travelling buddies

Camogli Italian fishing village tourist resort I’m a guy who usually travels alone however Deborah Holliday & Jodie ONeill from the Gold Coast certainly added a new dimension for me. Both extremely nice people.

David Herd enjoying life as usual

Camogli Italian fishing village tourist resort

A perfect holiday spot except for the rocks on the beach. 🙂

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Camogli Italian fishing village tourist resort

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