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Camogli

Camogli - Trompe L'oeil detail
Camogli - HarbourCamogli - Santa Maria Assunta BasilicaCamogli - Spiaggia

Camogli is a tiny fisherman village located on the Golfo Paradiso in the Italian Riviera. The town is part of the Portofino Marine Protected Area.

During the Middle Ages the village was an important seaport. Camogli was also known as the “city of a thousand white sails” thanks to the presence of a fleet of Tall Ships.

At the end of the 18th century the city felt under the Napoleon dominion for a short period of time. Here in 1798 Napoleon gathered a big part of his fleet that later was destroyed in Egypt by Admiral Nelson.

Camogli soon became very popular among ship captains that chose to retire in this lovely and peaceful village.

After the town was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy a very important Naval College, The Cristoforo Colombo, was opened here.

Today the main industry is tourism. Camogli and the other enchanting Italian Riviera Villages every years are chosen as relaxing destinations by hundreds of holidaymakers.

Its distinctive colourful houses, the stunning views from its harbour, mild climate and good food.. Camogli is the perfect location for a unforgettable holiday!

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!

Private Italian Riviera Tour

Portofino - Village
Rapallo - Golfo di RapalloRapallo - LungomarePortofino - Night ViewPortofino - Day ViewPortofino - HarborCamogli - Trompe L'oeil detailCamogli - Santa Maria Assunta BasilicaCamogli - HarbourRapallo - Castle

From: $165.62

tour duration

7 Hours

start time

10:00 AM

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, sun

April to October

meeting point

pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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Itinerary
Tour
Inclusions
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TOUR ITINERARY

Your full day Private Italian Riviera Tour will take you on a fascinating journey to discover the lovely towns of Rapallo, Portofino and Camogli!

Your driver and your guide will meet you at your accommodation in Genova to take you on a full day excursion. The journey will start immediately while you enjoy the enchanting views from the car.

Your fist stop will be the charming Rapallo. This beautiful village is famous for its unique location, lovely streets and buildings and amazing food! Artists and writers from all over the world decided to spend here their winters or to retire in this little paradise! Your guide will unveil in front of your eyes the little gems hidden in this city. After your tour you will taste the delicious local food! Enjoy the typical pesto sauce, bruschette, cheeses and cold cuts.

After the tasting you will have some free time. We suggest to enjoy a mouth-watering lunch in one of the many characteristic Rapallo’s restaurants or to keep exploring the town!

Be sure to be back on time to continue your tour to Portofino!

The lovely fisherman village of Portofino is well known around the world for its unique harbour and its popularity among famous visitors! The town was built around a very small harbour; its houses are all painted in bright colors. Many luxurious villas were built here during the 19th and 20th centuries by the European aristocracy. Your guide will help you to discover the lovely city centre, with its characteristic buildings and charming churches. 

At the end of the tour you will meet again your driver that will bring you to your next destination: Camogli. This is a charming tiny fisherman village located on the Golfo Paradiso; it is part of the Portofino Marine Protected Area. Enjoy the tour of this lovely town; Camogli will offer you stunning views from its harbour, colourful houses, beautiful Churches and a lovely little medieval castle!

At the end of your tour your driver will bring you back to your hotel in Genoa.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Expert local English speaking guide

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Visit of Rapallo

– Visit of Portofino

– Visit of Camogli

– Food Tasting

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Rapallo

– Portofino

– Camogli

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

– Adult pricing applies to all travellers.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
7 hours

Return details:

Drop-off at your accommodation