San Fruttuoso is a tiny little beach close to Portofino (accessible only by boat or by foot) with two spectacular attractions: an ancient abbey and the “Christ of the Abyss“.
The abbey dates back from the 13th century but now straddles the beach as people started to invade the place since the abbey is not in use anymore.
The Christ of the Abyss is an life-size bronze statue which sits 16m under the sea. Far down in the waters, the face and arms of Christ are raised towards the source of light.. emotion guaranteed! It is possible to see it either with a glass-bottomed boat or directly by scuba diving there. A “must do” if you are ever in the area!