Camogli is a real gem at the Mediterranean we found out on our way from Bogliasco just south of Genova to the southeastern end of Liguria at Tellaro where we should stay at a campsite for almost a week. We just made the perfect stop here in Camogli enjoying focaccias and the center of Camogli with its beach and harbour at the other side of small peninsula with the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta and the Castello della Dragonara. 

Kurt Hielscher published two photos from Camogli, one in his 1925 and the other in his 1939 edition, but he could have put plenty from Camogli in his Italy photoalbums. 

Camogli, 1925. Photo: Kurt Hielscher.

Camogli, 27th of April, 2023. Photo: Casper Molenaar.

Here the focacceria we plundered for our lunch to be able to head south.

More from the harbour.

The beach.

View on Camogli, 1939. Photo: Kurt Hielscher.

View on Camogli, 27th of April 2023. Photo: Casper Molenaar

Heading towards Camogli, we made a stop to try to rephotograph this awesome photo from Kurt Hielscher with a view on Camogli from 1939. In advance I figured out exactly where I had to be: at the Via Jacopo Ruffini just before the road turns right to the city center, but I could not find any access to the garden of number 13. On Google Earth you can see and circle above the house on the left of Kurt Hielscher's photo, but I couldn't see this hous from behind the fence. It is situated hanging above the cliffs behind the house on the right on my photo.

Then I decided to go up to the INPS Casa di Riposo per Marittimi G. BETTOLO, the resthome for seafarers, an impressive building, to take this shot from its terrace with this photo as a result. A man approached me and made clear I wasn't welcome here. A resthome, okay, I get it, so I left.

A little wider view on Camogli but from behind the fence that hindered me to get acces to the garden from where Kurt Hielscher probably made his photo.

Strolling around Camogli.

My oldest son Bouke making new friends.

Below: view on Camogli from the Basilica. Photo: Casper Molenaar.

In the footsteps of  Kurt Hielscher