Out and about in the north of Italy
By Lorna Heatley
2 November 2017
Lake Garda is one of northern Italy’s most famous, and favourite, tourist spots, and how could it not be?Read more
Located between Camogli and Portofino lies a deep inlet, in which sits a small fishing village called San Fruttuoso. The village is famous for its beautiful abbey - the Abbey of San Fruttuoso. Over the course of its history the abbey has had many uses. As well as its monastic use, it has been a home for fishermen, a pirate den and for many years was the property of Doria Princes. Standing underwater in the sea in front of the abbey is a bronze statue of "Christ in the Abyss". The statue is clearly visible during calm sea conditions, and is said to protect local divers.
Colourful villages cling to the dramatic coastline of the Italian Riviera, with the glittering Mediterranean forming picture-postcard vistas in every direction, and glamorous yachts clamouring for attention alongside quaint fishing boats in idyllic harbours.… see more
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