THEabbey of San Fruttuoso di Capodimonte It is located in the bay of Camogli, within the terrestrial and marine park of Monte di Portofino. The church is home to the parish of the vicariate of Recco-Uscio-Camogli ofarchdiocese of Genoa.
It is dedicated to San Fruttuoso of Tarragona, and here are the ashes of the Catalan saint, translated, it seems. after the Arab invasion of the Iberian Peninsula; arose in the middle of Xth century thanks to the work of Greek monks and was rebuilt between the end of the century and the beginning of the XNUMXth at the behest of Adelaide of Burgundy, wife ofemperor Otto I.
Also in the eleventh century it passed to the Benedictine monks who added a plan. Subsequently, in the thirteenth century it was enlarged with the building body with loggia towards the sea, by the Genoese family to the Doria, who chose a room in the abbey as the place of his own burials. The upper cloister it was rebuilt in the late sixteenth century by will of Andrea DoriaWhile in 1562 the. was built sighting tower, still present today to dominate the bay.
Il restoration completed in the nineties has brought to light the ancient Romanesque structures; there has also been set up a museum dedicated to the history of the abbey.
Since 1983 the abbey is part of the architectural assets of Fund for the Italian Environment, thanks to donation di Frank and Orietta Pogson Doria Pamphilj.
They are periodically held there concerts di classical and light music and other significant cultural initiatives
This wonderful place cannot be reached by any road artery, it can only be accessed by sea or traveling one steep path which runs from monte di Portofino.
In the bay we find the famous statue of Christ of the abyss, placed on the seabed in 1954 e restored in the nineties.
Next to the abbey a wonderful one bathing beach.
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