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Abbazia di San Fruttuoso

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Address: Camogli, Italy
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Do you find a place with an Abby, a beach, and restaurants with an unbelievable view, where San Fruttuoso!!! It was unbelievable and I am glad I made the journey. You have to... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Do you find a place with an Abby, a beach, and restaurants with an unbelievable view, where San Fruttuoso!!! It was unbelievable and I am glad I made the journey. You have to check it out. Only criticism is the ferry, it was chaos with the tourists and they are quite rude to the tourists but when you have chaos... More 

Thank nomad07
Leeds, United Kingdom
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435 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is more about the location than the abbey, the boats arrive and depart constantly and the only access is one small narrow path to the beach, the queues were horrendous and it took us ages to get to the beach, this was packed solid, we grabbed an ice cream and immediately headed straight back to catch the next boat... More 

1 Thank spendleb48
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. We walked from Camogli taking the coastal path . Spectacular scenery . Took just short of 3 hours . Sections of the path precarious and you need to hang onto chains . If unsteady our not for suggest take the path via Pietre Strette then to San Fruttuoso . The ferry to Camogli gives opportunity to... More 

1 Thank triciav
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This 5th century abbey has been renovated for the past 30 years and is a beautiful fortification tucked in a cove. The trip there is along the coast by boat (15 minutes max), or if you want, a 2 hour hike from Portofino through woods and along the cliffs. The views are magnificent along the way. Don't try if you... More 

1 Thank AndiamoPronto
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

No place in the world can be so magic. An ancient abbey of monks, an ancient tower, a beautiful garden, a superb and deep bay, a wooded and steep mountain behind, two small beaches, luminous green and calm water, a statue of Christ located on sea bed to be discovered snorkeling. What you can dream more? Although it is reachable... More 

Thank csirio
Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Abbazia museum is small and worth the visit to learn about the history of this charming place. It's nice taking the boat, visiting the museum, spending the day on the beach or having lunch in one of the small restaurants

Thank Skonsy
Brno, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

We have visited the abbey with my family while visiting Italy. We managed to hike to the abbey with the beach, and spent some quality time together. Tip: It's only accessible by boat or by foot, which makes it a really nice place for a family trip. Don't forget to get a swimsuit, you can spend time on the beach... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We came here by boat and the Monastery is quite a site as you come closer. The monastery was dedicated to Fruttuoso, a Bishop who died in Tarragon in Spain circa 259 A.D. The monastery is documented back to 984 and was later plundered, rebuilt and as many buildings, added to over time. It is associated with the Doria family... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The walk from Camogli over to San Fruttuoso is marvellous - with a combination of shady woodland sections,peppered with occasional steep drops and breath-taking views. The monastery itself probably looks wonderful from the tiny pebbled beach but at the time of my visit was buried under hoardings and scaffold. Inside there was a small museum but the decoration in the... More 

2 Thank MissT_HongKong
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

You can get there by boat from Camogli (about half an hour), or hiking in the woods on trail going down steeply from Portofino Vetta. After a not very difficult hike, you reach an intact village grown around a 1100 abbey (recently restaured), enclosed between the hills and the sea. After visiting the abbey and the archeological site, you can... More 

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