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Church of San Francesco - Capuchin Friars Monastery

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Address: Salita Cappuccini, 19026 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0187 817531
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Description: Reconstructed in 1632 after the previous church was destroyed, the Church...
Reconstructed in 1632 after the previous church was destroyed, the Church of San Francesco contains some fine art including a Crucifixion by Van Dyck, two canvases by Flasella, a marble triptych by Domenico Gare (1529) and the Dead Christ from Maragliano. Nera the church there is the Monastery of Capuchin Friars a very ancient structure with great garden where Friars live. It is a place of Peace and spirituality with a gorgeus view on the seaside.
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One of the better smaller churches to visit

This was perhaps our favorite smaller church in Cinque Terra, quiet, secluded, spiritual and very beautiful. The Music playing continuously was a unique feature. Compared to other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Sale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was perhaps our favorite smaller church in Cinque Terra, quiet, secluded, spiritual and very beautiful. The Music playing continuously was a unique feature. Compared to other walks and steps in the area this was easy to get to and to view the San Francesco statue and ocean on the way was just wonderful.

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Elanora, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Well worth the walk, the views are amazing on the way up, the church is tiny but lovely. Make the walk to the cementry, wa I back through the town

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is another lovely church in the Five Lands, all of the villages have one and this is the last village called Monterossa Al Mare. Very busy place with tourists and the main beach for the Five Lands so lots of noise and crowds but the church is a good peaceful visit to get you off the beach

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

After sharing sacred spaces in Rome with tens of thousands of tourists, the Church of San Francesco was a blessing. There isn't anything spectacular about this church. What it does offer is a peace-filled experience. Go inside, light a candle, and say a prayer. The Capuchin Monastery is perched on the hillside above Monerosso. It's one of the easiest area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

No denying the walk up is quite steep. But the Church is well worth the visit. Built in a style so reminisant of the era, with stripped marble, the distictive windows. Such a treasure to have it in this condition. Think about the effort required to build this in a time when man power not machinery ruled, and in such... More 

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Salida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is just above the St Francis monument and just below the cemetery. Very spiritual, loved our visit here to light a candle and say a prayer. Then up to see the family crypts and ponder the lives of those that lived here. Not touristy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Not much to see until you get to the top. Great views. Don't try it in 100 degree weather. It is a good climb to the top. There is a nice cemetery at the top too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We enjoyed the walk up to the church. The cemetery gave us a sense of the local community and long time families living there. Absolutely love the stripes on the church!

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My companions didn't want to walk up the steps, but I was curious to see this monastery. I saw two other people on the path, and there were quite a few steps, but it was worth it. From the top the view was magnificent, both down the coast and over at the hills of Monterosso. When I ventured into the... More 

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Winnebago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A pleasant walk up from the old town end of the path over the tunnel. MUCH easier and shorter than the walk to Signora de Saviore. Stop mid-way up to say hi to St. Francis and his wolf friend, and enjoy the view. Keep going to the Church - note the date in Roman numerals on the sidewalk just before... More 

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