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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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“van dyck” (6 reviews)
Salita Cappuccini, 19026 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187 817531
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank James B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed 25 October 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.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 18 October 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.

Thank K154IRrobertp
Reviewed 3 October 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
Reviewed 17 September 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
Reviewed 15 September 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
Reviewed 13 September 2017 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 22 August 2017

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 24 June 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
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4 July 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.
24 June 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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