The hamlet of San Fruttuoso, located in a small bay to the south of the promontory, can only be reached by properly marked foot paths or by boat from the sea. The Abbey of San Fruttuoso of Capodimonte dates back to the tenth century. For centuries it remained under the rule of the Doria family; it preserves the small two levels cloister enclosed by two rows of arcades and the tombs of the Doria in the crypt. The bay is overlooked by the tower.
The abbey was restored by FAI (italian foundation for environment) that at present takes care of the maintenance.
Address:San Fruttuoso di Capodimonte bay
For information:FAI San Fruttuoso Abbey Tel. 0185 772703
Open:jan- feb- nov- dec: 10am - 3.45pm every day but on mondays (if not a holiday) mar- oct: every day 10am - 3.45pm apr- may- second half in sept: every day 10am- 4.45pm may: sat/sun 10am- 5.45pm from june to mid september: everyday 10am-5.45pm last entrance: 45min before closing closed on 25th dec. opening times may change according to weather conditions and to the schedule of ferries leaving from Camogli