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The fascinating path from San Rocco di Camogli to San Fruttuoso

Sometimes, I like to walk through the paths here in Liguria, admiring breathtaking views far away from the city noise. Today I would like to share with you some thoughts along a great walk that I did and that goes from San Rocco di Camogli to San Fruttuoso.

The walk winds through the Park of Portofino. The first part of this trail is accessible to everyone, but the second one is a little bit more demanding and for this reason it’s suitable for well trained excursionists. In fact, along the second part of the trail you have to hold to some chains, because some areas are exposed, and in addition, there are several changes in altitude.

The walk along this path has surprised me for the different panoramic views over the seaside and the coastline. In fact, from here you can enjoy a wondreful view of the western Riviera (Riviera di Ponente), on beautiful days, as far as the highest peaks of the Maritime and Cottian Alps.

San Fruttuoso

Furthermore, the route is surrounded by the Mediterranean flora and its scent, by its flowers and you can admire glimpses on the silent bays as Cala Dell’ Oro, the rugged coastline, the famous rock of Punta Chiappa (a diving point for divers), the Doria Tower, the cliffs overlooking the blue sea, the typical Ligurian terraces and the military buildings (bunkers).

The long path becomes easier once you are arriving in the San Fruttuoso village. Here you find a lower vegetation and you can already admire the monuments and the green water of San Fruttuoso Bay.

That day, I completed my day tour visiting the San Fruttuoso Abbey and the whole little village. Then, late in the afternoon I took the boat and went back to Camogli (and to San Rocco by bus). The boat is recommended to those going back to Camogli, Santa Margherita, Recco, Portofino.

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