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    Sagra del Pesce 2023

    Date: 14 May 2023

    Sagra del Pesce 2023 will take place on Sunday, May 14, 2023, in the beautiful fishing town of Camogli. On the evening before the festival, a religious celebration is held in honor of San Fortunato (Saint Fortunatus), known as Festa di San Fortunato, with bonfires and an impressive fireworks display. Sagra del Pesce (Fish Festival) is a popular feast dedicated to San Fortunato, the patron saint of fishermen, held every year on the second Sunday of May, in Camogli. On this occasion, the square that overlooks the small Port of Camogli, Piazza Cristoforo Colombo, is filled with people waiting to see, to smell and, last but not least, to taste the star of the festival – the fish. On this day, about 30,000 fish portions are prepared in a large frying pan made of stainless steel, almost 4 meters in diameter, with a 6-meter handle, weighing about 28 tons, and with a capacity of about 2000 liters. The fish is then offered to the public, for a small contribution of 6€, and all the funds raised are donated to charity.   SHORT HISTORY Sagra del Pesce was held for the first time in 1952, to celebrate the patron saint of Read more [...]