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Church of San Francesco - Capuchin Friars Monastery

Salita Cappuccini, 19026 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187 817531
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: Reconstructed in 1632 after the previous church was destroyed, the Church of San Francesco contains some fine art including a Crucifixion by Van Dyck,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Englewood, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A short walk up the hill, and you come to a serene / beautiful place. A nice change of pace and worth your time. Not only that, but the hike down (we went down via the north route) has amazing views.

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Commerce, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This monastery is at the top of a hill and takes about 10 minutes of climbing to reach on foot. (It can also be reached by car.) There are steps all the way up, so the climb is not difficult but is quite steep. The church is simple and inviting. We found the doors open throughout the day, and we... More

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Columbus, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The church is old and was rebuilt after bombings during World War II. It features some classic art and is very quiet. HOWEVER, the walk up the steep, uneven path is not for everyone.

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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Enjoy the views from the top of this hill, walk around the church. Walk down the steps to look at the statue of San Francis and the wolf. Then continue to the adjoining cemetery. In Cinque Terre, the dead enjoy the best of the views. Follow the gravel road ( I hope you have proper footwear), and continue until you... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

A truly inspiring sojourn. Calm, serene, deeply relaxing and all in superb company. The views are priceless as is the food. Padre Renato is an exquisite host who will ensure you will carry the memories you form here ever so fondly for years to come. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I went with my son for a week in august and we both found the experience absolutely lovely: the place, the people we met, ( visitors, volunteers, the Father who runs the Convent), the vew, the food and last but not least the spiritual peace which runs through the whole place. Highly racommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

"Paradise"... is the name of the garden situated around the monastery where everything you need grows... I think this name should be considered for the whole place, dominating the sea in its simplicity, just like San Francesco would have loved it ! A wonderful place to stay !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a very old church which is not really visited by many, try to spend some time listening to the peaceful air running around the church, locals come and go all morning long and worth the visit to pray and light a candle.

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argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

A very nice church in the middle of a marvelous small town. Really Monterosso is the best place to stay when in Cinque Terre.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We wandered into this small church and heard beautiful voices singing. They were the monks, having a service behind the vestibule at the front. The sound filled the church, making it heavenly and so ethereal. The church itself is quite simple, which may be why some give it a lower review, but I love the simplicity. The carvings are gorgeous... More

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