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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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Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan

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Beautiful walk up to this monastery

I went to Monterosso as part of the Cinque Terre tour. I decided to walk up to the monastery. It was a lovely shaded walk thought was very hot outside. In the chapel there was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a look if you had time. Quiet, small Church high on the hillside with good views. Views are still second to the amazing views of the monterosso-vernazza trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Monterosso as part of the Cinque Terre tour. I decided to walk up to the monastery. It was a lovely shaded walk thought was very hot outside. In the chapel there was a lovely choir playing maybe a recording. Then I walked up to the cemetery before coming down.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw this church high up on a hill and knew I had to hike to it. It was an easy trek ( to an avid hiker) to get there. I stood in the courtyard outside the doors unsure if I could just go in as I heard music escaping the walls. I creeped open the door and peered around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us took a morning hike from the Old City to the Church of San Francesco Capuchin Friars Monastery high above the city. Breathtaking views of the Old and New City from high above the mountain. While visiting the church, the caregiver asked our group if we wanted a tour of the Monastery for a small donation. We were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very historic church worth seeing also recommend to see the very old cemetery next to it also the views from that area are spectacular

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not skip this climb! The views are amazing! Although the view of Monterosso is amazing from the location of the statute of the Friar and dog, do not stop there as the chapel at the top is very nice and peaceful respite from the crowds below. The burial wall is also very interesting. It is an extremely easy climb... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Beautiful church at the top! Gorgeous views, filled with a peaceful atmosphere, fresh air. We listened to the Capuchino choir while inside the church...sublime.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Up the hill overlooking Monterosso town and beach - sensational views. A bit of a climb but a lovely small chaoel, and old graveyard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic walk to the top and the views were amazing! Best views in Monterosso & away from the crowds of people!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This is the largest of the 3 churches in the village and is situated close to the shore and below the railway line

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