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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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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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This was very beautiful to walk in to. There was some sort of mass/prayer going on when we came so we just sat and enjoyed the moment. Not too bad of a hike to it either. Worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was very beautiful to walk in to. There was some sort of mass/prayer going on when we came so we just sat and enjoyed the moment. Not too bad of a hike to it either. Worth stopping in for a moment of peace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was not our first attempt to locate this monastery, but this time we found it. 👍😊 On an earlier trip, ( while staying at the Porto Roca), we were encouraged to go behind the hotel, and find a trail to hike up through vineyards to a monastery/Vineyard. Sounded good to us! We hiked for hours and hours. Saw amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We asked about the beautiful landmark during our lunch at hotel Porto Roca. The view was breathtaking and we had every good intention to incorporate it into our visit of Monterosso. At the end we gave up on it and were content just strolling around the beach and in the narrow streets. We were also told that the cemetery there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is a fairly small church with a very interesting cemetery beside it. The view of Moterosso is amazing from here BUT warning you need to be in shape to get there. It is a long long climb up hill. Good to take water and plan for a relaxing afternoon after it ( I am not in good shape so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The walk to the top to visit this church is well worth it, It was very moving to wander through the graves and read the history and learn from locals loads of history the most peaceful setting and views to die for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Well worth the climb to the top . You will be rewarded with a lovely view of the town as well as expansive sea views across the Cinque Terre

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Simply stunning. The church leaves its memories from times past. It is a must see when in Cinque Terre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

An amazing scenic point to admire the coast and villages. An easy stroll to the top from Monterosso town and a lovely spot to explore and appreciate the beauty and history of your surroundings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

This church is at the top of a small climb at above the beach - worth it for both the church and the views. It is a small church, but simply decorated and very peaceful. I would say it is worth the walk out of the town to visit. Also, take the time to visit the cemetery just behind -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is a moderate climb up from Monterosso but it is well worth it. There is a nice little church, quite an impressive cemetery among ancient roman ruins, and fantastic views.

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