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Church of San Francesco - Capuchin Friars Monastery

Address: Salita Cappuccini, 19026 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0187 817531
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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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.

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223 reviews 223 reviews
120 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Be prepared to walk up many steps to the church. The church has a nice collection of art. Be sure to visit the mausoleum. So interesting. Beautiful views.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Well worth the hike up the hill, but use mosquito spray before you go. The cemetery at the top is very interesting.

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Birkirkara, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I suggest you visit this haven of peace if you happen to be visiting Monterosso al Mare. It's a bit of an uphill walk but eventually worth it. The view are spectacular and you can feel the air of peace. Inside the church there is a painting by Van Dyke. One of the friars can to greet us and told... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I do recommend to see it. The views form the top are amazing and the climb is manageable and pleasant. What strikes you right away - the peacefulness and quietness of the place.Beautiful!

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