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Fish Festival – Camogli

12 May 2024, tons of fresh fish fried and distributed for free.

Fish Festival - Camogli Liguria - Italy
12 May 2024 Liguria -Camogli (Genoa-Genova)  Feasts-Flea markets | Folklore-Traditions | Food-Wine

The Fish Festival in Camogli – province of Genoa (Genova in Italian) – 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 usually held every year on the second Sunday of May (May 12th, 2024) in Piazza Colombo, a 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 Porto and Pinetto inhabitants, two Camogli districts.
A copy of Camogli huge pan is also used in Yokohama.

Tourist office
Phone: +39 018 577 1066
See the website or the  facebook page for updated

Are you in Liguria?
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(photos: Camogli’s tourist office website)

Thanks to DanFlyingSolo for sharing the event on his site.