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Church of San Francesco - Capuchin Friars Monastery

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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
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Salita Cappuccini, 19026 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
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All reviews van dyck worth the climb final resting place long climb easy climb st francis steep walk cinque terre nice walk worth the effort crucifixion views prayer town cappuccini monkeys assisi
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

It is a bit of a hike that includes some stairs, but it is worth the trip for the views. The cemetery with its statues and sculpture, was more interesting than the church, which is rather simple.

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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is just a nice saunter up the hill to see this very tiny church. It had a great view and a statue of St. Francis of Assisi with a dog - very cute.

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Church of san Francesco is beautifully made . It’s probably the best church in cinque terre . Must visit .

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

The Monastery was built in 16 th century, today it has been restaured; nice palace and to visit the church dedicated to San Francesco.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This place was really nice to visit and see all the real beauties the italy as to offer. I am glad that we went there this summer, it really was amazing to see.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

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.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

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

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Reviewed 20 February 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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ysiNovi_Mi
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.
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Kyle S
25 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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