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Hotel Splendido and Splendido Mare

Fishing on a Ligurian boat

Guests of the Hotel Splendido can experience a day in a real fisherman’s life on the “Castel Dragone” (Dragon’s Castle”) boat from the picturesque fishing village of Camogli. This exciting excursion enables you to appreciate the sea and its treasures, learn the art of fishing and treat yourself with your very own catch of the day!

The day starts early with a typical Genoese breakfast of focaccia bread on board the Castel Dragone. Depending on the season, the crew will demonstrate the main fishing techniques practiced in the area, such as how fishermen cast the “palamiti” (long, thick fishing lines with many hooks attached) to a depth of around 500 metres, or how they pull out the nets cast the night before.
Once the fishing is over, you can dive into the crystalline waters of the famous “Blue Mile” of the Protected Marine Area of Portofino, or into the Gulf of Paradise, depending on where the mermaids’ chant has led you. In the meantime, a delicious lunch will be prepared by Renato, one of the fishermen, featuring the fish you have caught.

To round off the trip, a quick visit to the tiny Fishing Museum in Punta Chiappa is a must. Open only by special request, the museum offers an insight into an ancient world and the traditions that have been kept alive by proud Ligurian fishermen.

Please contact our concierge to organise your personal fishing tour.

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