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“Get an early start to beat the tour groups” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso

Abbazia di San Fruttuoso
Camogli, Italy
0185 772703
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Camogli
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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San Diego
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“Get an early start to beat the tour groups”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We thought about hiking to San Fruttuoso, but ended up taking the boat from Camogli to San Fruttouso and touring there early in the morning. We beat the crowds, which was great, it was quiet and you could explore at your leisure. By the time the school and senior tour groups showed up we hopped on a boat to Portofino for lunch.

Visited April 2013
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“Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

While in Portofino we visited this beautiful abbey. As you can see in my photo, there is a gorgeous small beach in front of the abbey. We arrived by taking a short ferry boat ride.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“A lovely trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

So many things are likeable about San Fruttuoso: the boat trip from Camogli; the beautiful abbey so well kept by the Italian equivalent of the National Trust (we are particularly fond of the old tortoise in the garden, the peaceful paths through the wooded hillsides around. There's a good bar and two restaurants by the beach. My only problem is that the it's a pebble beach and uncomfortable for walking, but it's brilliantly swimmable, even in November in a good year!

Visited November 2012
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“nice short trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I liked arriving by boat as you can see the statue under water just before arriving. it is a very peaceful and old place. It is like stepping back in time.

Visited June 2012
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“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Abbey of St. Fruttuoso is a small used to be abbey seating inthe middle of Portofino peninsula. You are sure read that to reach it you may either walk or boat there... well we walked - there are two ways through the reserve of Portofino - please be aware that the one with two solid dots are rather demanding and includes some climbing skills! So it is not for everyone, we had the way marked with one emptyy circle through the forest and downhill from Piettre Striete - weel the way is long - if you star from Camogly is may take ca 3 hours in total and will include some uphil and downhill pathes - the nice part is the it startes with uphill and finishes with downhill, well the downhill part is long - ca 1 hour and goes through the great places, but a bit tirong afterwards.

The very nice proice for those who made it the Abeey and the small swiming area in front of it - not much other options in Portofino were you can swim and were the view back to your path is so nice and pictureresque. It will stay in my mind for a long time - the look from the sea to the abbey with the surrounding olive trees gardens and the pine forests... - amazing indeed.

To go back to Camogly with took the boat - please be aware that the boat scedule from the Camogly post (the brochure) was not corresponding to the real time of departure (it was in fact half an hour later than written), so advise to check it carefully as the last boat leave at ca 16.00 usually and afterwards only the taxi boat are the options! The cost to Camogly is 8 euro per person and to Portofino is 10 euro one way, you pay on the boat and it is also a nice part of the Abbey trip to see it disappearing from the boat !

Overall you need a good half a day for the walk, swimm and boat back to the villages - so you may also have a luch in one of the port restaurants afterwards, as we did. You also may eat around the abbey - we have not checked the option, while trying to enjoy the sea the view and get the ship.

The place is magnificient and the walk to it very pleasing and nice. Advise for all who have a day in the area!

Visited October 2012
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