One of my favorite places on the Ligurian Coast in Italy is the little fishing village of Camogli. I first learned about Camogli while watching the 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 was 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:
The beach in Camogli:
View of Camogli by boat:
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.
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 :-)
6 thoughts on “how I learned of Camogli”
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.
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.
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.