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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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A Pleasant Walk

A pleasant walk with a lot of stairs but not difficult as it is in good condition. The statue of St. Francis makes a fine look out point over the town. If you continue past the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Connecticut
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112 reviews 112 reviews
33 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A pleasant walk with a lot of stairs but not difficult as it is in good condition. The statue of St. Francis makes a fine look out point over the town. If you continue past the monastery to the cemetery the path eventually loops all the way back around to the town

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

a strenuous walk is rewarded with great views of the town and Ligurian Sea. It's worth it, you don't want to miss this one.

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San Diego
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We happened upon this location and walked with my whole family through the grounds. The views are incredible and the location itself was quite serene and peaceful.

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Traralgon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This lovely old church/ monastery is well worth the good hike up the hill and the views over the coast are terrific. We found the old cemetery very interesting and spent a fair bit of time looking around it. The graves are not in the ground but above ground in compartments in large concrete buildings. There are also lots of... More 

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This church is worth the climb up the hill. It's exterior is black and white striped, and very pretty. Inside is also nice, with a painting by van Dyck. It's very peaceful inside. It's also worth exploring the area around the church. The local graveyard is a little further along the path from the church, and interesting because the graves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Not a beginners path, a little on the strenuous side and not without some obstacles. As we hiked up (for about two hours) we met several people decending who did not make it to the Monastery. That said the views are worth it and the reward of wine and pesto in town help with your recovery.

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falls church, va
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

There are great views up here and walking around the cemetery is very interesting. We got to hear monks singing in the church when we were there which was pretty neat!

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Covington, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Oct 2014, sunny, windy, 65 F Mom and Dad in late 40s, kids in mid teens. This is a great way to break in your trip to Monterosso. Fair warning, my rating may be inflated because it was perfect weather and we were nearly alone the whole time. A gentle uphill walk from below the train tracks. 10 minutes to... More 

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Covington, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

St. Francesco guards the entrance to this beautiful convent and rightly so. It's a treasure overlooking Monterosso al Mare, keeping watch over its inhabitants. Calming and serene, this place will soothe your soul. Take the time to do it. You'll be thrilled

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

An impressive church at the top of a long and steep climb, but worth the visit and the views. The town cemetery is also there and very interesting to walk among the tombs.

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