Things to see
While discovering this little gem tourists can enjoy the visit of gorgeous Churches and few lovely buildings. Start your tour with the stunning Basilica Minore di Santa Maria Assunta, built in the Ionic Style during the 12th century; the Basilica has a lovely double facade that faces directly the harbour. Beautiful is also the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Wood erected where once, the legend says, the Madonna appeared at the beginning of the 16th century. Also the Church of San Rocco of Camogli and the Millenaria Church are worth a visit.
During the Middle Ages the Dragonara Castle was erected in order to protect the town and the coast from pirates and other invaders.
While wondering around the village take a closer look to some of the houses, you will notice very soon the frequent use of the trompe l’oeil technique. Many buildings in fact have painted facades; architectonic elements like shutters, cornices and pedestals are painted on to the walls of the houses in order to make them look more elaborate or simply to add an element of decor!