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how I learned of Camogli

One of my favorite places on the Ligurian Coast in Italy is the little fishing village of Camogli. I first learned about Camogli when watching filming of The Bold & The Beautiful in Italy. For those of you who are not familiar with The Bold & The Beautiful, it is a daytime soap opera, one of two I have been addicted to for years and years. I can now proudly state that I am no longer a daytime soap addict. I am thankful however that I was addicted back in 2002. If I wasn't, I would not have seen Brooke, Thorne, Macy, and Ridge in Camogli. I was immediately struck with the beauty and charm of Camogli when watching the scenes being filmed there. I knew right than while watching that show that I just had to go there one day. I went the following summer.

The Camogli boat harbor:
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The beach in Camogli:
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View of Camogli by boat:
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The lighthouse in this photo was where Thorne was chasing Brooke or was it Ridge that was chasing Brooke or perhaps it was Ridge chasing Thorne? It is all a blur now, but I still remember the lighthouse in the scene.
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The funny thing is that I also learned about the Scala Contarini del Bovolo in Venice through The Bold and the Beautiful, when they filmed previously in Venice and also I believe Lake Como. Again, Thorne was chasing Brooke up the tower, or was it Ridge chasing Brooke? Leslie's Kaleidoscope blog has a great post on the Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Maybe I should start watching The Bold & The Beautiful again. I might be missing out on some more great places to visit in Italy :-)

Comments (6)

Anne:

Too funny, I must admit that I find myself watching shows of questionable merit solely because they have Italian scenery! Haven't seen B&B though.

Gorgeous photos!!!

Crikey! i'll be back there soon!

Oh, I just loved reading this. It's been one of my favorite places on Earth since I saw a TV show on it in 1991, then got to go with my two little boys in 1992. I went in 2005 and 2006.

Roll on April!

P.S. It was fun showing my son the Scala Contarini del Blovolo last year. We went twice to look at it.

Not a B and B watcher but these pictures are amazing. I wonder if we can pop in and visit enroute from Acqui Terme to Lucca?

Anne, yes I too often watch shows just for the scenery. I would not have known though about B&B filming there if I had not been a "soap opera addict" :-)

Leslie, how exciting that you are going back this April!!

Jerry, yes you could definitely sneak in a visit, it is near Genoa which is an hour from Acqui from what I hear.

Thanks for the compliments on the photos. I have the first one framed.

Kim:

Hello, my name is Kim and I am a Soap Operaholic - I think they returned to Venice a couple of seasons ago, but nothing recent. :)

Kim, I may have a 12 step program I could take you through. Funny when I first read your comment. I thought a new Kim was commenting til I saw your email/url. I never would have pegged you for a soap operaholic.

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