Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Day 5 - San Fruttuoso

The village of San Fruttuoso lies around San Fruttuoso di Capodimonte Benedictine monastery, which includes an abbey built in the 13th century, a 10th-century church, a small Romanesque cloister, and the sepulchre of the Doria family who founded the abbey. Fifty feet underwater in the inlet the statue of Christ of the Abysses, protector of divers, is to be found. The statue can be glimpsed from the surface when the waters are calm.  San Fruttuoso is reachable only by boat or on foot.