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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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Worth the walk, don't miss the cemetery, bring some water.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

THere's a cemetery up there as well and interesting to see what this looks like. I can only imagine the procession up the hill when one takes place (thinking Godfather Part II scene...). Great views from up there - definitely worth the walk.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The church was beautiful and worth the hike to get there. Definitely a must see on the days you are not at the beach or hiking!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Nice church in white and black marble in the middle of the shopping area in Monterosso. Attractive interior.

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Overland Park, KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The church is very unique looking on the outside with the striped marble. The inside was very quiet and peaceful, definitely worth a look. Don't expect grand frescos, it's more of a small local church but still beautiful.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I loved the outside of this church because of the awesome stripes across it. I think that I was getting numb to churches at the end of my europe trip since I had visited 20+ others, but this was still smaller and more quaint than the others.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The statue on the Top of the hill was a real eye catcher from the roadway below so I'm sure up close it would have been even more amazing. One of our travel companions had a bad knee so we didn't walk up to enjoy the view we'd heard about - maybe next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Steep but short hike through houses, vineyards, citrus groves. Small attractive church on top. Going back down great views of city and beach. Great especially if you want to hike but not kill yourself hiking village to village

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Carlsbad, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It was fun to visit, but not quite like the churches in larger cities. It was good for a quick look, but worth the time.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The walk up the steps well worth the view. We continued to the cemetery, very interesting to see the various crypts.

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Address: Address: Salita Cappuccini, 19026 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0187 817531
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Monterosso al Mare

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