Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Camogli (GE) | Ph. Marco Ligabue e Matteo Girola

Abbazia di San Fruttuoso

A corner of paradise round the coast from Portofino

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From Tuesday to Sunday. Opening time change seasonally.

Ticket prices

Adults €9 – Children €5


+39 0185 772703

Only 5 km from Portofino and 40 km from Genoa, the San Fruttuoso abbey is a corner of paradise you can reach only by ferry from Camogli and Rapallo or on foot. This one-time Benedictine monastery (Xth century), from the 13th century the abbey’s fate became intertwined with that of the Doria family, who renovated its design, adding the loggia and transferring here the family burial ground. The Abbey and the fishing village around it stand as a true oasis in a unique scenario, amid the earth and the woodlands of Mount Portofino and the blue sea of eastern Liguria.

Open almost every day all year round, discover the authentic soul of this place with a guided tour or a visit on your own.

Opening times

San Fruttuoso Abbey is open daily as follow:
> January, February, November and December: 10 AM - 3.45PM every day except non-holiday Mondays
> March and October: 10 AM - 3.45PM every day
> April, May and second half of September:10 AM - 4.45PM
> From June to mid September:10 AM - 5.45PM
Last admission: 45 minutes before closing time.

Closed 25th December

Weather and the sea conditions

In case of adverse sea-weather conditions and no ferry connection from/to Camogli the Abbey will be closed.

  • Adults: €9
  • Reduced (aged 6-18): €5
  • Children aged 0-5: free entry
  • Students aged 25 and under: €5
  • Family (2 adults and children 6-18 yo) €24
  • FAI members*, National Trust members*, those with disabilities + 1 companion: free entry

Groups: for group rates minimum 20 paying people and reservation, please click here

Getting here

The Abbey of San Fruttuoso can be reached by sea or with a 2-hour trek approximately.
Daily boats from Camogli (active all year) or from Recco, Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, Sestri Levante, Lavagna, Chiavari and Genoa (seasonal service).

Click here for information from Camogli
Click here for information from Rapallo
Click here for information from Genoa

Guided tours & Group visits

Guided tours are available for groups (maximum 35 people per tour).
Tours last one hour:
> Visit in Italian: €200
> Visit in other languages: €200
For information and bookings for minimum 20 participants, please click here
If you would like to enjoy a typical Ligurian lunch box, we can book it for you. More info in the reservation form.


Our small bookshop will welcome you as soon as you enter in the Abbey. You can find local handicrafts, gifts for your children and the typical food products from our property in Sicily, Umbria and other regions in Italy. Purchases from the bookshop make a tangible contribution to supporting the work of FAI.

Food & Drinks

If you would like to enjoy a typical Ligurian lunch box with focaccia and other specialities, we can book it for groups of minimum 10 people. We don’t have our own cafeteria.
In San Fruttuoso bay in spring and summer season there are bars and restaurants where you can have lunch.


Visitors with disabilities and, when applicable, their caregiver have free access, in accordance with M.D. 507/97 updated to M.D. 13/2019 and L.104/92.

A reduced ticket is required in case of guided tours, events and other additional services.

Guide dogs and therapy dogs with a training certificate for assistance to persons with disabilities are allowed, always on a leash, inside the Abbey.

For persons with reduced mobility: difficult access to the property.

Please contact us for further information.

Good to know

Small dogs are allowed inside Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, but must be kept in a dog carrier or held in arms. Guide dogs and assistance dogs with a training certificate for accompanying people with disabilities are welcome in the Abbazia

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