The original Statue Of The Abyss statue can be found in the
Mediterranean Sea, in San Fruttuoso, a harbor located in the province of
Liguria in Italy, between Camogli and Portofino and only 35 km to the east from
the city of Genoa.
Because it is situated in a natural reservation, it is not
easily accessible by means of car or public transportation.
You can either go by foot, as it is situated less than 3 km
away in walking distance from Portofino, or take a boat from Camogli.
If you decide to take a boat tour and if the weather conditions are nice, you may even have the
chance to see the bronze statue from the boat, although this is not guaranteed.
The boat ride from Camogli will take you 25-30 minutes on average and a return trip will cost
about 12 euro. If you feel more adventurous, you can also take a walk from Camogli through Monte Portofino.
Depending on your pace, a walk through the mountain will take you between 2 and 3 hours. The
hiking path is very well marked and maintained.
From Portofino, a walk will take you only about 30-40 minutes. The hiking trail is very well
maintained here as well.
Once you get to San Fruttuoso, do not miss to visit the abbey, which on its own is a tourist
See also Christ of the
Abys replicas page where you will find more information about some copies of the
statue and their location.
San Fruttuoso, Genoa, Italy on the map