Christ of the Abyss
San Fruttuoso, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy
About Christ of the Abyss
The Christ of the Abyss is a bronze statue placed in 1954 on the bottom of the bay of San Fruttuoso, between Camogli and Portofino within the Portofino Marine Protected Natural Area, at a depth of 17 meters. The dive to observe the statue is one of the most famous excursions of the Ligurian coast, and the Christ has become over the years the symbol of the passion for diving and the sea.
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The Abbey of San Fruttuoso is located on the Italian Riviera between Camogli and Portofino. It is the seat of the Catholic parish with the same name of the Vicariate of Recco-Uscio-Camogli, Archdiocese of Genoa. The abbey is located in a small bay under a steep wooded hill. It can only be reached by sea or by footpaths, there is no road access.
The Portofino is the highest mountain of the promontory of Portofino and is part of ' Appennino Ligure. On the summit, there is the Rai broadcasting center inaugurated on 20 September 1953. Mount Portofino is 610 m high and is entirely included in the Portofino Regional Natural Park. It is located on the border between the municipalities of Camogli and Santa Margherita Ligure. The flora of the mountain is typical of the Mediterranean, between the species present there is the bracken.
The Punta Chiappa Battery is the defensive complex of the 202nd coastal Battery of the Royal Army, built towards the end of the thirties on the western side of the Portofino peninsula, conceived as an anti-ship system to protect the east of the Gulf of Genoa. Together with the batteries of Arenzano, Monte Moro, and Pegli, it was part of the coastal system in defense of Genoa during the Second World War.
The regional natural park of Portofino is a protected natural area located in the Riviera di Levante, about thirty kilometers east of Genoa, in the geographical area of the eastern gulf of Paradise and western Tigullio. The body is mainly made up of the municipalities of Camogli, Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure, the latter seat of the park and the Portofino marine protected natural area. The park was established by law 1251 of June 20, 1935.
The Cervara abbey, or abbey of San Girolamo al Monte di Portofino, is a former monastic complex, a place of Catholic worship, located along the provincial road 227 which leads from Santa Margherita Ligure to the village of Portofino. The abbey is surrounded by various gardens, including an Italian garden overlooking the sea giving it a unique aura. La Cervara is part of the network of the Great Italian Gardens, the Association of Historic Houses and the Ligurian Gardens.
The castle Brown , formerly the castle of St. George , is a defensive and noble house building situated uphill to the castle in Portofino , the Tigullio. During excavations in the area where now stands the military fortress were discovered traces of an ancient tower of sighting the Roman era that historians have established between II and III century, its dating. The castle, located in a strategic position since it was possible to have a wide view over the village and the area.
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