Pastel Colored Houses on Hillside in Camogli, Italy - Encircle Photos

4 Pastel Colored Houses on Hillside in Camogli, Italy

Folklore says that Camogli, Italy, derived its name from Ca’mogli meaning “house of the wives” which dates back to when most of their husbands worked as fisherman every day. The colorful pastel buildings built into layers of rock along the coastline are beautiful. They also had a practical purpose: the bright colors helped the fisherman see their town while at sea during inclement weather. Interestingly, many of the window frames are not real. Instead, they are paintings called trompe l’oeil.

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Via Enrico Figari, 86 16032 Camogli GE, Italy

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