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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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This was such a wonderful spot. It is a lovely church manned by a single Friar who was watering the flowers when we arrived. It's a steep climb, my husband is goat footed and I am... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This was such a wonderful spot. It is a lovely church manned by a single Friar who was watering the flowers when we arrived. It's a steep climb, my husband is goat footed and I am not - but it was worth my huffing and puffing. We have been traveling a lot through Italy and in many fantastic churches -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The church and cemetery are worth the hike up the steps. There is also a winding trail to the top from an alley by the police station in old town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The artwork and frescos are wonderful. It doesn't require much time so must stop if in the town and take a peek inside. You'll be glad you did.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I hiked up to see the statue, then the church, sanctuary and cemetery and it was all worth it. You can take your time and look a around while there and probably do it all in 60-90 minutes depending on your pace and how much you look around. I was the only one up there at 8am on a Sunday... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Impressive and exciting. We enjoy the beautiful views ,it is a corner dedicated to peace and prayer. Inside there is a Van Dyck's work.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This church is up a fair climb from the village although the stairs are well maintained. There are rewards along the way: fabulous views of the Monterosso harbor and coastline. The church itself is interesting as well. It is a relatively simple design, with the striped facade common in the region. Inside, there are several paintings by notable artists including... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

this is a lovely church and the view from here is great. The Monastery is beautiful, spend some time walking around the area and statue of San Francesco is must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

After going to see the monument of San Francesco d`Assisi, I made a rush and went to see it also the church of San Francesco and it is simply amazing both the church and the place were it is found which is quite and it is was worth it to see it to. Then, once here one can go to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 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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