Camogli is located in an area full of attractions and places to visit.
From the Inn you can go on a suggestive walk along the famous seashore of Camogli and to the splendid Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, from where you can go the secular Castle of the Dragonara, old political headquarters and, in ancient times, safe haven from Saracen enemy incursions.
The Museo Marinaro in Camogli shows a collection of objects belonging to the seafaring tradition, belonging to the period during which Camogli’s people owned nearly one third of Italian mercantile marine (more than 1.000 vessels). Inside you can admire compasses, manuscripts from the 19th Century and paintings of maritime scenes; everything has been donated to the Institute by the families of the sailors.
Camogli is famous for at least three festivities. The Sagra del Pesce (Fish Festival) hold every second Sunday of May, which uses a steel frying pan with a diameter of 4 meters – entered into the Guinness Book as the largest in the world! The Stella Maris, a spectacular procession on the sea illuminated by torches and thousands of candles on the water after the sunset, that ends at Punta Chiappa, with an enchanting mass. Suggestive. The Patron Saint's Day that in the evening offers a spectacular procession of Cristi and the tour of the town with the Ark of the Madonna; it ends with magnificent fireworks and two immense bonfire, after midnight, setting fire to the beach with their high flames.
Between Camogli and Portofino, the Abbey of San Fruttuoso of Capodimonte within its village, is one of the most beautiful monuments on the Ligurian coast, hidden in a uncontaminated small inlet that can only be accessed on foot or by the small ferryboat that leaves the dock in front of our Inn.
Near the abbey you will find an ancient church with the Doria Family Tomb.
Andrea Doria’s family is the most important of Genoa, and they built the nearby defense tower that goes back to the 16th Century.
In the waters in front of it the Christ of the Abyss rests, protector of divers and worshipped with a night mass on August 30th.
The Abbey of San Fruttuoso is property of FAI, (Fondo Ambiente Italiano - Italian Environment Fund) that is sponsored by I Tre Merli Inn.
The I Tre Merli Inn in Camogli is within the territory of the Portofino Regional Natural Park, a protected oasis that reaches Portofino itself, a magnificent village with colorful houses surrounded by vegetation of olive and cypress trees. A coveted spot and an enchanting place that has won over elite tourism because of its spectacular landscape, refined stores and delicious restaurants. A small paradise to visit! For trekking lovers, many are the itineraries inside the Natural Park of Portofino; by feet you can reach also the Romanic Church of San Nicolò in Capodimonte, the Monastic basil of S. Fruttuoso, and the Sanctuary of Nostra Signora del Boschetto that are, together with the Church of San Rocco, religious buildings you do not want to miss. The first one, on the path that goes to Punta Chiappa, conserves a marvelous facade in bare stone from the 12th Century; the second collects the ex voto from mariners, and is located where the tradition says the Virgin Mary appeared.
While staying at I Tre Merli Inn you can test yourself in fabulous dives; go to our partner B&B Diving Center, where you will discover the enchanting beauty of the depths of the Marine Natural Reserve of Portofino, one of the Mediterranean's submarine paradises.
From Camogli you can quickly reach Rapallo by train or car, renowned tourist spot with a splendid 18 holes golf club.
Recco, famous gastronomic capital of the Ligurian region can be reached by foot or by the small ferryboat that leaves the dock in front of our Inn.
Going West you reach Genoa: a city of secular culture, master of the oceans at the time of the maritime republic and today a rich historic town with innumerable attractions, such as Europe's largest aquarium, the historic centre UNESCO World Heritage Site and the important International Boat Show.
The Cinque Terre (« Five Lands » UNESCO World Heritage Site) is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the eastern part of Liguria region, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" is composed of five villages, from west to east: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park. The Cinque Terre is noted for its beauty. Over centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible "modern" development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside. It is a very popular tourist destination.