An old fashioned honeymoon: Camogli

Camogli, a gorgeous little fishing village

boats in Camogli harbour

boats in Camogli harbour

Rapallo, Portofino, Santa Margherita Liguria. These are all the rather obvious places to visit along the Ligurian coast, also known as the Italian Riviera. Further along the coast both the Amalfi coast and the Cinque Terra’s five villages are also well known and perhaps over visited. There are however other places, such as Camogli, which are just as beautiful but rather less visited and less obvious as a place to go.

Camogli esplanade

Camogli esplanade

There might not be a huge amount to either see or do in Camogli, but what there is, is beautiful to walk around and see. The biggest reason to visit Camogli are the gorgeous views both along the lengthy esplanade and out to sea.

Camogli esplanade

Camogli esplanade

Most of the activity in Camogli takes place in the harbour, along the promenade and the main street running behind it. Aside from these areas there isn’t too much to explore. The beach is quite nice and I can imagine in the summer it would be full of locals enjoying what must be glorious sunshine. In late November it was still quite warm and I’d have loved to have been able to trade in my jeans for some shorts that day!

Camogli, it doesn't get more beautiful than this

Camogli, it doesn’t get more beautiful than this

As it is such a photogenic location I thought I’d make this more of a photo post to show off some of the great shots I took in Camogli.

Here is the ferry stop (below), in case you take the boat here.

Camogli ferry stop

Camogli ferry stop

And this is the little harbour for the fishing boats.

boats in Camogli harbour

boats in Camogli harbour

Here’s another view with lots of the little boats bobbing away.

Camogli, packed little harbour

Camogli, packed little harbour

Some of the views here are just beautiful, like this one.

just gorgeous

just gorgeous

Being a super foodie I managed to find the largest frying pan I have ever seen. Seriously you could cook for a whole town with this one. Funnily enough that is way they have used it for in the past. It’s a real pan and they have cooked huge fish dishes for the town with it at past festivals. I’d have loved to have seen it in action when we visited. 

Camogli village frying pan

Camogli village frying pan

And as we are on a honeymoon, here is a shot of the happy couple enjoying a wander around another beautiful Italian Riviera town with gorgeous pasta, fresh fish and delicious ice cream.

Me and Hana in Camogli

Me and Hana in Camogli

The Italian Riviera is a beautiful area to visit. Apart from welcoming and lovely people, fantastic food and gorgeous wine, there are stunning and beautiful vistas like these.

Sun set and crashing waves

Sun set and crashing waves

Camogli is well worth a visit if you are visiting the Italian Riviera. Here it as as we said goodbye. 

The setting sun in Camogli

The setting sun in Camogli

Russell BowesText and photos By Russell Bowes Find me on Google Plus, catch up and message me on Twitter and see more great pictures on Flickr and Instagram. Pin with me on Pintrest.

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