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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 beautiful view from the top

very quaint. the cemetery is up there, also. The steps are quite steep but, take your time and you will be fine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Cobourg, Ontario
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Cobourg, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

very quaint. the cemetery is up there, also. The steps are quite steep but, take your time and you will be fine.

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Rye, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a peaceful, serene place with a great view. When we reached the top felt that we were able to enjoy the serenity. There is a timeless ess to the place

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Loveliest little church with modest but beautiful interior. Easy walk up and lovely to hear the monks singing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

For mine, this is the pick of the Cinque Terra towns, and the view from this church, and it's accompanying cemetery, is breathtaking. Of course, there is the requirement that you don't act like an idiot tourist (there was a group of teens there who definitely had that aspect covered) as you're in a holy place. Act accordingly. The panoramic... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Like all of the other reviews, the Church of San Francesco is a beautiful church high up on the mountain. It's not a bad walk but it does get treacherous when it is wet outside. We had a hard time walking down because the bricks were so slippery. The views from the mountain top are the best that you will... More 

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had the pleasure of staying at La Casa di Andrea which was located a few steps away from the location. The monastery gave great views of Monterosso and was a beautiful serene area with a gorgeous church and monuments.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

As we entered the church the monks were singing slams in unison as if it was one voice. There was nobody else on the hill and it was just sublime. We could not see the monks, the church was empty, the monks must have been singing at the back of the church. Both my son and myself were deeply touched.

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Connecticut
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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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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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