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Church of San Francesco - Capuchin Friars Monastery

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Address: Salita Cappuccini, 19026 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
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+39 0187 817531

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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Steep climb but worth it

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... read more

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Debbie N
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 a lot of steps and it would not be possible for someone with mobility issues.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 time. Wander the path on the other side for breathtaking views of the beaches below.

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Church Of San Francesco is situated on top of a hill that is lead up by quite a number of stairs but is completely compensated by the incredible views and awesome view of the Ligurian Sea and the town

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Canmore, Canada
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

There is, frankly, not a lot to do here in Monterosso, except drink wine, eat, spend a minute on the beach, or hike. In my golden years, the hike to the next village was a bit daunting, but the hike to this spot was easy. Maybe I could have done the next village!. Didn't take long, not overly steep, and... More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a great place to get wonderful views and away from the crowds that are all over Cinque Terra.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

The abbey and the church rise on the hill of Saint Cristoforo which divides the city in two parts. The church has nice wodden altar, and also a painting of Crucifixion, which is atributed to Van Dyck.

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Sleepy Hollow, NY
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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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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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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.

Thank Sunsequitur

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