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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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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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Salita Cappuccini, 19026 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187 817531
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Reviewed 5 days ago

after a bit of a walk up the hill you reach the top where the Monastery is situated. Great view over the local area and nice area to just stand and soak up the atmosphere. Visit into the monastery was nice too. Not an overly...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pray for your health after the climb, rest and spread the love of sitting when you go out again. Enjoy 😀

Thank Brecht S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good few steps from beach level but the view both inside and outside make it worthwhile. Make sure you visit the cemetry as well

Thank Brisdave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the effort to walk to- a peaceful, calm and relaxing place to visit and sit for a while. The views on the way up are fabulous and the statue of St Francis is iconic of the region. If you get a chance and...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed June 24, 2017

An easy walk up the mountain side. A lovely place to sit quietly and be grateful. Beautiful music Gregorian chanting - not sure if it was live or taped, but truly beautiful.

Thank beckymello
Reviewed June 18, 2017

It is worth the climb to visit this peaceful Cappuccini church. The ascent is not too strenuous and there are plenty of places to stop along the way and enjoy each new vista.

Thank mbfuller
Reviewed June 6, 2017

The walk up is at least half the experience. Quiet and peaceful on the San Cristoforo Hill. Just above is the cemetery, adjacent lies the monastery and a few steps below lies the monument to St Francis of Assisi. For me this area was a...More

Thank high_low73
Reviewed April 17, 2017

y husband and I, late 50s, claimed the steps to the church and beyond to the cemetery. The view from the top was amazing and was added to by the serenity of the setting. The church is beautiful and well worth a look. There are...More

Thank Debbie N
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I just loved all of Cinque Terre and can't wait to return, each village had it's own uniqueness. A must visit place and allow plenty of time.

Thank Glasgowlass2014
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Although there are quite a few stairs up to this, the views and the church are well worth it. The beautiful sea below is a wonderful background for this sacred place. The church is open to visitors and it's stain glass brings you back in...More

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July 4, 2017|
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Response from beckymello | Reviewed this property |
My sis is 74, I'm 69, no problem at all. Slow and easy. Take water. Lots of trees for shade. Lovely.
June 24, 2017|
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Response from alberMI | Property representative |
Hi you will find two ways to get up on the hill. it's quite easy and you nedd not more than 10 minutes.
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