San Fruttuoso

San Fruttuoso, located in a small bay, the promontory of Portofino, is undoubtedly one of the most particular and fascinating of Liguria. is exciting, as it descends from the mountain or approaching from the sea, appear to see the Abbey of San Fruttuoso Capodimonte that stands out from the turquoise sea and the green of the surrounding vegetation.

The monumental complex, owned by the FAI in 1983, was built in stages, starting from the end of the tenth century and includes the church with its bell tower, the monastery (which now houses a museum) and the cloister in which is home to the tombs of some members of the Doria family. Is also worth a visit Torre Doria, which can be accessed from here, with a steep staircase.

To complete the village some fishermen's houses and typical restaurants located directly on the two small beaches offering fresh seafood.

San Fruttuoso is accessible only by sea, the boat service that leaves from the Golfo Paradiso and the Golfo del Tigullio. It is within walking distance, through the numerous trails in the park from San Rocco, from Portofino Vetta Portofino Mare.

Exclusive privilege of the divers is instead an excursion to see the Christ of the Abyss, a statue of 2.50 meters, situated on the sea floor at the entrance of the bay (when the water is very clear you can not even catch a glimpse of the boat) .