One day, a long time ago, in the bay where the abbey now stands, a fearsome dragon arrived. The monster had chosen the bay as his home. It all began when an angel appeared to two friends of San Fruttuoso, Giustino and Procopio, who were instructed to follow the angel, and that he would lead them to a place of extraordinary beauty where they could build a church in memory of their companion. The two, escorted by the angel, arrived to the Ligurian bay, that are controlled by the dragon. The angel decided to face the monster with his sword, and after a long struggle - although the dragon’s strength was really formidable - he managed to defeat it. So Giustino and Procopio built the church in honor of their dear companion, San Fruttuoso.
HERITAGE AND TRADITION
In 1983 Princes Doria Pamphilj gave the FAI their properties in San Fruttuoso. From that moment began the restoration of the ancient structures of the complex, which were followed with the aim of preserving the historical and artistic evidence of such a characteristic place. Since 2016 Magistri has been responsible for the delicate restoration of the main façade of the Abbey and the coveted beach. From 2018 to 2021 for the restoration of the Doria Tower,the Rectory and the facades of the Church.
SELECT A PART OF THE SAN FRUTTUOSO WEBSITE
TO EXAMINE IT CLOSE UP
Video documentation of the restoration operations carried out within the San Fruttuoso site. With this short video we are pleased to share the joys our work in this splendid strip of land, between sea, mountains and wild boars.