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Abbazia di San Fruttuoso

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Address: Camogli, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0185 772703
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Entry Ticket to San Fruttuoso Abbey
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Hidden gem in the middle of nowhere

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We took the boat tour there in September. What a lovely place, with a beautifully view, a small rocky beach, and an inviting local dog. We didn't try any of the bars. Well worth the excursion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

San Fruttuoso is the site of a centuries old Benedictine Monastery that sits nestled in the hillside overlooking a secluded inlet on the Portofino coast. You can only get there two ways - by boat (a pleasant trip from nearby Portofino) or by taking a hike across the Portofino hills (probably pleasant too, if you are a hiker). We were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

A short boat ride from Camogli's harbor is this gem tucked into one of the most scenic coves you've ever seen! Dating back to the 10th century, the historic and charming Abbey sits on a wonderful pebble beach. Approaching from the sea it is breath-taking.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We went on the ferry and it is quite stunning as you sail in but the first thing u realize is that you are there with hundreds of other people on the small beach. The resteraunt a I am told are good but expensive and you absolutely have to book . You are sandwiched very close to your fellow sun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We decided to hike from Portofino to San Fruttuoso after reading a fellow advisors description of this amazing hike. It begins at the beautiful Hotel Splendide in Portofino and you can ask their security guard to help you find the start of the trail new their garages. We walked for about 2.5 hours and arrived at this amazing seaside village... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Abbey of San Fruttuoso is one of Italy's gems not to be missed. Recently beautifully restored. Small fee to get in. As the beach in San Fruttuoso gets crazily packed in the summer, the Abbey is also a nice refuge for peace. I enjoyed watching the movie, very educational and fascinating. It's a great day trip from Santa Margherita,... More 

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