Holiday apartments, villas and hotels in Camogli

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Camogli is beautifully located on the Mediterranean coast. This is a small cosy town with an old port and a very distinctive character. You will find authentic fishermen and old boats a plenty, and many boutique shops and restaurants in Camogli.

The name Camogli has two meanings in Italian, one meaning is "houses close to each other," which, one soon understands when strolling around the city's narrow streets lined with pastel-painted small houses. The second meaning is "wives houses", which refers to ancient times when the fishermen went out to sea, leaving their wives at home.

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Camogli is more than just a fishing village. Although the town doesn't quite measure up to the more popular and famous Portofino which attracts a large number of international stars and big yachts, it still attracts twice as many tourists as residents during the summer months.

Camogli is a great base for a hiking holiday. The small mountain village of San Rocco is half an hour's walk along stairways in the hillside, and from where you will have the most wonderful views of the mediterranean sea and colourful riviera. For a longer trek you can head to the giant rock 'Punta Chiappa' and then onto the Benedictine Abbey of San Fruttuoso, traversing the Monte Portofino.

Bathing in Camogli is a pleasant experience, although the beach is shingle not sand, the waters are clear and inviting. There is a train station in the town from where you can easily reach Genoa, Santa Margherita Ligure and the National Park Le Cinque Terre (about 1 hour train ride).

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