Ziguela (singular) is the Genoa dialect expression describing a small and colourful fish inhabiting the Mediterranean Sea (Coris julis). It is also commonly known as “donzella” which means “young girl” in the Italian language.
Ziguele (plural) is also the name of the cultural association that was founded by three “donzelle” in 2010 based in Camogli (Genova).
Aim of the cultural association is the promotion and valorisation of the maritime culture and small scale fisheries tradition in the Mediterranean Sea, with particular regards to the sustainable fisheries.
The marine village of Camogli, with its culture and maritime tradition, is the ideal contest where the Ziguele can carry out their cultural activities due to the strong traditional fishery that characterise Camogli.
The “Ziguele” association proposes guided tours to the local and traditional “Tonnarella” which is a seasonal sustainable trap devise used by local fishermen to catch scombrids since the XVII century.
The guided tours also include the visit to the local fishery museum based in the unique scenario of Punta Chiappa (within the Marine Protected Area of Portofino).
The cultural association “Ziguele” is also engaged in rising awareness about the sustainable consumption of the fish stocks, sustainable use of the marine resources and the local bioeconomy of Camogli.