Mille Velieri Bianchi

July 21, 2011 / Places
Camogli, Liguria
Town of the “Thousand White Ships”… this is what Camogli has been called for many centuries.

In fact, it fame is not only due to the picturesque corner of its little harbour with its many multi-colored, tightly packed buildings clinging to the cliffs, but local people remember this town also for its long history of seamanship tradition, which reached moments of great splendor with a fleet of seven hundred vessels (ok.. so almost one thousand). These sailing ships managed by the clever Camogliese families and commanded by its captains sailed around the world.

You can feel its seafaring appeal also by looking at its cathedral. Only a seafaring town could only have built its church on the sea!

Anna Merulla

by Anna Merulla

Founder of Beautiful Liguria, a travel concierge service that offers everything from tour planning, hiking excursions, cooking lessons, personal shopping and much more in this great region. In 2009 she decided to begin sharing her personal knowledge of the beauty, the culture, and the history of Liguria in which she’s immersed every day.

5 Responses to “Mille Velieri Bianchi”

  1. Camogli (“houses of wives”) is a fantastic stopover town! And it boasts the largest frying pan in the world in which they cook up all those fish they still catch — the second weekend in May.

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  2. Miriam Raubvogel

    such fun getting to know places to visit..No matter how many trips you’ve made to Italy there is always more to explore,even though it may be by arm chair…M.R.

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  3. Adoro Comogli! We sat and watched as the fishermen mended their nets by the picturesque harbor… most charming… the shops, beach, ancient structures, great restaurants, and no crowds.. I will go back to spend more time here… and go to San Fruttuoso once again. Thanks for posting and taking me back there!

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  4. Love Camogli, easier to reach than Portofino, though parking can be a nuisance. Beautiful boulevard, gorgeous people, restaurant terraces with view on the Mediterranean. Worth the detour!

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