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Third international CLIP workshop – July 10, 2007 - Camogli (Genova), Italy


The CLIP2007 Workshop will be a special session of WILF2007 and will share the same location.

Camogli is a nice Italian sea village, just 25 km away from Genova, whose life has been based for centuries upon fishing and seagoing. Lots of captains leading the most important Italian trading ships were and still are from Camogli. Traditionally, upon retiring, captains come home and spend their days growing vegetables on the steep sides of their green hills.

From these hills, and from the Portofino Mountain which hosts a large part of the territory of Camogli, you can enjoy a breathtaking landscape of the "Paradise Gulf"; and it is on the top of the Portofino Mountain that the Portofino Kulm Hotel was built at the beginning of the twentieth century.

This luxury resort was designed to allow the first tourists from northern Europe to spend a holiday in one of the most charming areas in Italy, the protected area of the Portofino Regional Park: hence the German term "Kulm"="Peak", which was replaced for a long period by the Italian equivalent "Vetta" by suggestion from an important guest, the Italian poet Gabriele D'Annunzio. The hotel still preserves its "Belle-Époque" style and has gone through a recent restoration.

Although it is located in such an exclusive position, connections to the village centre (on the sea) are very good, since there is a bus stop just outside the hotel gate. However during the nice season it is pleasant to have a walk down to the seaside, which is just 20 minutes away.

Here you may walk through the typical narrow streets, which in ancient times were a protection from possible attacks from pirates, visit the "Isola", formerly an island but now part of the mainland, with its church and the castle, the small harbour; and don't forget your swimsuit, since the beach of pebbles is around the corner.

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