On that Sunday we met Gabriele and his wife Luigia. They made the plan for us to go and see Boccadasse. It is a little fishing village in the outskirt of Genova. We did not stay very long but it gave us an idea of the area and what was happening there on a Sunday morning. People at the beach and people in the church.
Boccadasse is nestled between pastel houses and boat by the small pebble beach.
Then, we decided to go on a boat . It was our chance to see the coast from the water. The Italian Riviera !!
We reached Portofino where more people got on our boat but we did not get down yet. Then , we arrived in San Fruttuoso di Camogli. It is tucked away in a tiny, pristine bay between Camogli and Portofino surrounded by lush vegetation . To add to its exclusiveness, you can only reach it by sea or on foot, hiking the near nature trails of the National park of Portofino. The Abbey of San Fruttuoso is a Catholic abbey named after St. Fructuosus, a Catalan bishop and saint whose ashes are kept at the abbey. It was built in the 10th century. I was surprised to see so many people at the beach. It was end of September and the weather was still summery.
And then we had a quick visit to Portofino. We took some pics and also enjoyed a gelato ( too expensive).
Portofino is a fishing village on the Italian Riviera coastline. Pastel-colored houses, high-end boutiques and seafood restaurants fringe its Piazzetta, a small cobbled square overlooking the harbor, which is lined with super-yachts. A path leads from the Piazzetta to Castello Brown, a 16th-century fortress and museum with art exhibitions and panoramic views of the town and the Ligurian Sea.
What a nice day we had with our friends. Great memories that will last forever. On my next post -next week- we are going to visit Cinque Terre.
Ciao e grazie per la lettura. I am still trying to learn more Italian but it is not easy.
On my next post, we will be in Cinque Terre. Have a great week . Thanks for reading and your comments.