Located in the heart of the Golfo Paradiso, Camogli is one of the most popular seaside villages of the “Riviera di Levante”. The village is tucked away between the sea and the Portofino mount and its history it is rich of culture and prosperity.
Indeed its ancient origins date back to the thirteenth century BC. At the beginning the village developed in the area around the “Castel Dragone”, the famous castle used to defend the village from the attacks by pirates and enemies.
In the nineteenth century BC the village enjoyed its heyday thanks to the expansion of the port. From the sixteenth century BC in fact people of Camogli became ship owners, able to build larger and larger sailing ships which were able to sail through the oceans to trade anywhere in the world.
At that time the reputation of the city grew beyond measure enough to be nicknamed “The City of the Thousand White Sailing Ships”. Elements now remain of the glorious past in the delightful marina full of wooden fishing boats, pleasure boats, and in the “carrugi”, cobbled narrow streets which climb up the houses clinging to the hillside.
Arriving by sea, then, Camogli is beautiful with its pastel colours imprinted on the façades of houses reflecting in elegant shades of sea views. Therefore it is difficult not to be enchanted by this city, romantic and timeless.