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Constructed from 1618 from the Capuchin Friars who came in Monterosso, the Church of San Francesco contains some fine art including a Crucifixion by Antoon Van Dyck, and sono other important Itaian painters from XVII and XVIII centuries. Near the...more
Salita Cappuccini, 19026 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Located above the old town of Monterosso, this is a beautiful small church with gorgeous vistas outside and serenity away from the tourists inside. When I visited they were playing music from monks. There are 2 footpaths, 1 more with stairs and 1 with ramps.
the monastery itself is very simple and reflects an ancient time in Catholicism...unlike many monasteries, it is actually open all the time... what is more interesting is the WALK to the monastery... from the old town of monterosso you climb stairs and ramps to get...More
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.