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The Camogli Fish Festival

Gastronomy

9

May

10

May

Gastronomy

The Camogli Fish Festival

In one of the most beautiful villages of Liguria will take place the Camogli Fish Festival, known all over the world all the way to Japan. Camogli is a beautiful village overlooking the sea and enjoys a unique charm and great tourism from all over the world.

The festival will take place from 9 to 10 May 2020 so it will be a show not to be missed. In particular this festival is famous for its huge frying pan, which weighs 28 quintals, has a diameter of 4 meters and a handle of 6 meters. And during the day it fries 3 tons of fresh fish, using 3,000 liters of oil. In all, 30,000 fish dishes are distributed free of charge.

The event

The Festival is dedicated to S. Fortunato, patron saint of fishermen, and is celebrated on the second Sunday of May (May 10, 2020) in Piazza Colombo, the small square of the marina. On the evening of the eve (May 9, 2020), bonfires are set on the beach. Real wood carvings built by the inhabitants of Camogli in the Porto and Pinetto districts. They invent new shapes every year.
The festival is so famous all over the world that a copy of the Camogli frying pan is also in use in Yokohama, Japan.

Camogli is an Italian town of 5 219 inhabitants. A typical fishing village, it is a tourist center known for its small port and colorful palaces on the seafront. It is also called the “City of a thousand white sailing ships”. The centre of the town of Camogli, which occupies the valley to the west of the mountain of Portofino, overlooks the Golfo Paradiso, at the western end of the Portofino promontory, on the east coast, east of Genoa. The largest part of the Portofino Regional Natural Park belongs to Camogli, while the water in front of the promontory is part of the Portofino Marine Protected Natural Area.