A tiny bay on the Ligurian coast near the town of Camogli is called San Fruttuoso, home to a 10th-century abbey and an underwater statue.
San Fruttuoso is only reachable by boat or by hiking in from another town nearby, which is part of its appeal. The main attraction is the abbey that is right on the small beach. It was originally built in the 10th century, though much of what you see today dates from the 16th century. It's a Benedictine abbey that's open to the public at certain times, though the hours and days it's open vary quite a bit depending on the season and weather.
The other attraction of San Fruttuoso is the bronze Christ of the Abyss statue located just offshore. It depicts Christ with his arms open and outstretched, and it was designed in 1954 as a memorial to a diver who had drowned. The statue is more than 55 feet underwater, and is more than eight feet tall. It's only visible if you go diving in the area. A replica is on display in the abbey's church, which you can visit at no charge.
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