The path begins in Via San Bartolomeo, the small road at the end of the parking lot where the Carabinieri station is located, along the first part of the Gentile stream .
The mule track continues going up, made up mostly of steps (about 900), which passing through olive groves and high stone walls that hide beautiful typical houses and comes out under the churchyard of the Church of San Rocco (220mt. slm).
Here, in addition to admiring the enchanting panorama, you can continue in different directions: Portofino Vetta, San Fruttuoso or Punta Chiappa ; and it is towards Punta Chiappa that we continue our itinerary.
The "path" is marked by two red squares and the clear indications of the Park of Portofino allow you to follow it without difficulty.
After passing the square of the church of San Rocco continue on via Mortola, the beautiful promenade close to the sea, and after about 200 meters turn right starting to go down the steep staircase.
The path advances shaded passing, in some places, among some houses up to the small square of the medieval church of San Nicolò Capodimonte , which deserves a stop both to visit the church and to admire the panorama on the Golfo Paradiso.
From here there are two possibilities to reach the sea: continue along the easy and short staircase towards Punta Chiappa (3mt. asl) passing through the picturesque small village of Porto Pidocchio < / strong> or take the small road to the left of the church.
We choose this path, less traveled than the first and a bit irregular but still easy, which winds under the pines offering suggestive panoramic views of the gulf that leads directly to Punta Chiappa, the unique tongue of rock that extends over the sea .
A passage above the cliff, where there are a few small restaurants, connects the "Punta" with the small cove of Porto Pidocchio ending in Mulino del Moro
From here you can go up to San Rocco with a climb of about 1000 steps which in San Nicolò rejoins the path of the outward journey.
For less trained people, an alternative to returning by foot to Camogli is the boat which will take you back to the marina in just under 20 minutes.
For the less "athletics", an alternative to return by feet to Camogli, is the boat that is in less than 20 minutes will take you back to the marina.
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