Where We Are
San Fruttuoso di Camogli , San Fruttuoso, 16032, Italy
You can reach San Fruttuoso by sea, thanks to a ferry boat service:
from Recco, Camogli, Trasporti Marittimi Turistici Golfo Paradiso - www.golfoparadiso.it;
from Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, Sestri Levante, Lavagna, Chiavari Servizio Marittimo del Tigullio -www.traghettiportofino.it;
from Genova Cooperativa Battellieri - www.battellierigenova.it.
On foot it is possible to reach San Fruttuoso from four different places (see the map of the Park www.parcoportofino.it):
- from San Rocco (at less than one hour walking from Camogli) by following a trail for experienced hikers, characterised by narrow sections, on steep cliffs, equipped with safety chains; the trail can be walked in three hours with a total difference in height of over 1000 m; after Batterie there’s no more drinking water available and there’s no cell phone coverage for a long section;
- from Portofino Vetta (at less than half an hour walking from Ruta di Camogli) on a trail walkable in two hours, with a total difference in height of circa 500 m;
- from Santa Margherita Ligure on a strenuous trail with a total difference in height of almost 1000 m, walkable in three hours;
- from Portofino on a trail that becomes a bit challenging approaching San Fruttuoso, walkable in two hours, with a total difference in height of over 400 m.
A stay in San Fruttuoso requires a certain planning and the awareness that arrival and departure by boat cannot always be assured, in relation to the marine weather conditions. According to statistics, the probability of rough sea, with suspension of boat service, during the year is 15-20%.
Therefore, not only when you reach the hamlet, but also when you decide to stay at the lodge, you have to consider the event of walking back, even under the rain (on average, in the Park of Portofino it rains 70 to 80 days a year, with a total rainfall of 1000 mm).
There are no shops in the hamlet, nor any other steady business; the different restaurants are mainly open during summer and spring. So, when the last boat leaves San Fruttuoso, you are immersed in a days of yore environment. This fascinating contact with nature must be experienced with the right awareness.
Your possessions have to be lightweight, possibly arranged in a backpack and not in a trolley, and must include hiking boots, rain cloths and some food for an eventual hike back in case of bad marine weather conditions.