All DO in Camogli

The most important events in Camogli are the Feast of Saint Fortunatus, a religious feast held every year on the second Saturday of May, Sagra del Pesce, a popular festival which takes place one day after the feast dedicated to Saint Fortunatus, and the Feast of Stella Maris (Festa della Stella Maris), another religious feast held every year on the first Sunday of August.

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    Festa di San Fortunato 2023

    Date: 13 May 2023

    Festa di San Fortunato 2023 will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2023, in the beautiful town of Camogli. On the next day, Sunday, Sagra del Pesce, a fish festival dedicated to the same saint, will be held. Festa di San Fortunato (Feast of Saint Fortunatus) is a religious event held every year in Camogli, on the second Saturday of May, in honor of San Fortunato (Saint Fortunatus), patron saint of fishermen and sailors.   SHORT HISTORY At the beginning of the 18th century, Camogli lived only on fishing, and the inhabitants spent long periods, between May and September, on the open sea. Often, they encountered bad weather, and for this they invoked the protection of the Madonna del Boschetto, one of the patron saints of the town. Therefore, was born the need for a saint dedicated to fishermen and sailors, so the parish priest of the time, father Pellegrino de Negri, asked Pope Clement XI to identify one. The pontiff pointed to an unnamed Roman legionary converted to Christianity, and killed in the arena by his own comrades. According to legend, in 1710, the sailors from Camogli left for Civitavecchia aboard a galley to bring the remains of the Read more [...]

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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 [...]

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    Festa della Stella Maris 2023

    Date: 6 August 2023

    Festa della Stella Maris will take place on Sunday, August 6, 2023, in the beautiful town of Camogli. Festa della Stella Maris is a religious feast of light, held every year in Camogli, on the first Sunday of August. The feast is dedicated to the Star of the Sea (Stella Maris), the Madonna who protects the sailors during their journey at sea.   SHORT HISTORY The tradition was born in 1924, when Don Nicolò Lavarello, rector of the Church of San Nicolò di Capodimonte, thought of restoring the statue of the Madonna from the promontory of Punta Chiappa. A procession of boats was organized then, which, starting from the Port of Camogli, accompanied the statue of the Madonna to Punta Chiappa. However, the origins of the veneration of Stella Maris are much older, lost in the 15th century, when the fishermen of Camogli began to rely on the Madonna, so that their time spent at sea will be profitable and safe.   CALENDAR OF EVENTS In the morning of August 6, around 10.00 am, a procession of boats will depart from the Port of Camogli towards Punta Chiappa, located a few kilometers to the south, at the foot of the Read more [...]