Camogli Events and Festivals

Our Camogli Events and Festivals section brings to you the local must-see festivities throughout the year in this area of Liguria...

Tigullio Gulf, Panoramic view of Camogli

Month of February

Valentine’s Day…Lovers in Camogli

Events Italy - San Valentino…Innamorati a Camogli

For many years now Camogli organises a festival closely connected to the romantic celebration. The highlight of the event is the plate painting competition called ‘Piatto di San Valentino…Innamorati a Camogli’ where the public vote combined with the vote from a jury panel select the most beautiful of all the entries of pained plates displayed along the seafront in Camogli.

The plates that took part in earlier editions of the festival can be bought from a stand near the seafront as well as hearts on which you can write your and your partner’s name and hang them on a fishing net laid out in the harbour.

During the festival many of the local restaurants offer special dinner-for-two menu including a bottle of Champagne and special dish to mark the occasion.

For more details on the programme, visit

Month of May - Camogli Events

Second Sunday in May - La Sagra del Pesce in Camogli

Events Italy - La Sagra del Pesce in Camogli

The Sagra del Pesce ( Fish Festival) in Camogli has become one of the most anticipated event in town over the years.

The festival has a long tradition – it was first held in 1952 to celebrate the patron saint of fishermen , San Fortunato, by doing a mega fish fry and has been held every second Sunday in May in Piazza Colombo since then.

For more details, visit our page dedicated to the Festival.

Month of July - Camogli Events

Second Sunday in July - Sagra della Capponadda in San Rocco

Events Italy - Sagra della Capponadda

San Rocco di Camogli has been hosting the Sagra della Capponadda Festival since 2002.

Capponadda is a local speciality dish based on fish and a very hard biscuit called 'galletta del marinaio'. These biscuits are so hard that they cannot be eaten without first being soften by spraying them with water.

Next they are broken into pieces and mixed with capers, tuna, salted anchovies, olives and fresh tomatoes cut into small pieces. All the ingredients are then mixed together in a kind of a salad that is dressed with olive oil, salt and oregano.

Rassegna Jazz Golfo Paradiso Festival

Throughout the month of July you can enjoy the music events organised under the Rassegna Jazz Golfo Paradiso Festival.

Last Sunday in July - Festa del Cristo degli Abissi

Events Italy - Cristo degli Abissi, San Fruttuoso

A moving ceremony is held on the beach of San Fruttuoso on the last Sunday in July each year when a torchlight mass is held to commemorate all those who have lost their lives at sea, with divers placing crowns of flowers at the foot of the underwater Christ statue.

Estate in Musica

Throughout the months of July and August you can enjoy the classical music concerts organised under the Estate in Musica Events.

Concerts in the Abbey of San Fruttuoso

The Abbey of San Fruttuoso is such a special place and throughout the months of July and August you can enjoy music concerts held on its grounds.

Month of August - Camogli Events

First Sunday in August - Festa della Stella Maris

In the evening on the first Sunday in August, the waters of Camogli get lit by thousands floating candles in honour Stella Maris - the Madonna star of the sea.

A boat procession led by a boat carrying a replica of the Virgin Mary sets out to sea from Camogli and travels along the western coastline of the promontory of Portofino to a Mass held at Punta Chiappa.

Third Saturday and Sunday in August - Festa di San Michele Arcangelo

Ruta celebrates the Festa di San Michele Arcangelo.

Month of September

First Saturday in September - Festa di San Prospero

Celebrating the Festa di San Prospero.

Month of October

First Sunday in October - Festa de "Rustie"

San Rocco celebrates the Festa de "Rustie" with a traditional procession through town where chestnust are given away.

Month of December

Notte di Natale all'Abbazia di San Fruttuso

Christmas Mass held at the Abbey of San Fruttuoso.

If you have taken part of any of the town's festivities, share your experience with us by completing the below form. Or alternatively,


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Camogli Events and Festivals

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