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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
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"van dyck"
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"worth the climb"
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"tranquil setting"
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"sacred place"
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"final resting place"
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"long climb"
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"easy climb"
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"st francis"
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"few stairs"
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"steep walk"
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"cinque terre"
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"nice walk"
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"ligurian sea"
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"worth the effort"
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"amazing views"
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"crucifixion"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked up in the morning. The walk is not long and well shaded. We were rewarded with great views of Cinque Terre, the sea and the mountains behind us.

1  Thank JoanJh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church in Monterosso. Is Worth the climb. The view is fabulous. There is an original Van Dyck in the church .

2  Thank ratna g
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Started my walk at dusk and just kept going up the stairs until I reached the monastery. The crypts provided a creepy experience and some great photos at night. The way back provides some great views of Monterosso al Mare.

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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

We kind of stumbled Upon this place, after walking up the hill. We were glad we did as the views walking up were great. It was interesting to see all the tombs and sarcophagi.

1  Thank James B
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

After visiting the monument of San Francesco d'Assisi keep going up the hill to the chapel at the Capuchin Friars monastery. And beyond the chapel there is the amazing Monterosso cemetery, which we were not expecting. Some great views too. Definitely worth the climb.

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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

The church is not big and the building looks ordinary but its worth a visit as it is quiet and serene and the way up the church as well as the panorama views are superb. Not to be missed.

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

To get to the Capuchin Church was a relatively steep walk but afforded you the best views from Monterosso. We were treated to Gregorian Chants coming from the chapel at the top of the monastery. Well worth the hike.

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

A beautiful stop on Monterosso but not for the out of shape. Winding stone path leads first to the statue of San Fransesco Assisi and the temptation to continue the vertical assent. Next stop is the quaint chapel and active convent of Cappuccini. Yes, it...More

Thank Russ K
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

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
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 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
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ysiNovi_Mi
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.
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kyle76092
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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