The Abbey of San Fruttuoso is unmatched in beauty and prestige. Its foundation is shrouded in legend, but its beauty shines each day when the first sunlight of the morning illuminates his facade. In the time it was ruled by abbots close to the most influential Genoese families, but it is with the Doria family that the complex developed a thriving control of the surrounding territory. Just above lies the Doria tower, family house placed in control of the bay. the Christ of the Abyss is placed on the sea bed in the waters at the mouth of the cove: an effigy of Christ with open arms to protect those who go to sea.