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Camogli: History and notable people

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HISTORY

The origins of Camogli date back to the prehistory. Around the year one thousand, when the village was property of Milan Diocese, Camogli started to be known as a maritime hamlet, keeping this characteristic over the centuries, under the dominion of the Republic of Genoa.
In 1797 Camogli was included by Napoleon Bonaparte in the Tigullio Gulf Department, with Rapallo as county town. After the Battle of Abukir, where the French fleet was totally destroyed, the Camogli ship owners began to pour money into new merchant ships, receiving many requests by the main European governments.
In 1856 the Camogli fleet counted on about 580 ships which were all booked in the local “Mutual Maritime Insurance”. In that period this company was the only one of that kind in Europe and Camogli one of the most powerful marine cities.
At the end of 19th century, with the rising of steamboat sailing, Camogli main activities turned into fishing and tourism.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE

Saint Giovanni Bono, Milan Bishop, was born in Camogli in 7th century.

Italy’s father of the nation Giuseppe Garibaldi had his first role as captain on a Camogli ship and for all his life he was deeply tied to this town, also thanks to the friendship with Simone Schiaffino, local patriot who took part to Expedition of the Thousand in 1860.

At the end of XIX century, German writer and philosopher Friedric Nietzsche, lived in the hamlet of Ruta where he composed his work “The Gay Science”.

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Art
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Church of Santa Maria Assunta

Church of Santa Maria Assunta

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Sports
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water polo

Camogli has a solid tradition pallanuotistica with the team ...

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History
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Of prehistoric origins dating back to the sixteenth century BC, the village, already under the rule of the bishops ...

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Curiosities about
Camogli

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Tonnara of Camogli

Note at the beginning of '600 the "Tonnarella" Camogli is today a ...

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Cristoforo Colombo Airport in Genoa.
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Along A12 motorway...

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Portofino Coast Members in this location

  • Recco
  • Camogli
  • S. Margherita Ligure
  • Portofino
  • Rapallo
  • Zoagli
  • Chiavari
  • Lavagna
  • Sestri
  • Moneglia


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