Fish Festival – Camogli
On May 12th, tons of fresh fish fried and distributed for free.
The Fish Festival in Camogli is famous for its huge pan which weighs 28 tons, has a diameter of 4 mt and a handle of 6 mt. During the day, the pan fries over 30.000 dishes, using 3 tons of fresh fish and 3.000 liters of oil.
The Festival is dedicated to St Fortunato, patron saint of fishermen, and it is held every year on the second Sunday of May (12 May 2019) in Piazza Colombo, little square near the marina.
In the evening, on the eve of the Festival, there are bonfires on the beach and real wooden sculptures are burnt. The sculptures are built each year differently by the inhabitants of Porto and Pinetto, two districts of Camogli.
A copy of Camogli huge pan is also used in Yokohama.
Phone: +39 018 577 1066
(photos: Camogli’s official website)
Thanks to DanFlyingSolo for sharing the event on his site.