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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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Salita Cappuccini, 19026 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187 817531
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Reviewed 25 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
Reviewed 19 June 2017

It is worth the climb to visit this peaceful Cappuccini church. The ascent is not too strenuous and there are plenty of places to stop along the way and enjoy each new vista.

Thank mbfuller
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The walk up is at least half the experience. Quiet and peaceful on the San Cristoforo Hill. Just above is the cemetery, adjacent lies the monastery and a few steps below lies the monument to St Francis of Assisi. For me this area was a...More

Thank high_low73
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

Thank Debbie N
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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.

Thank Glasgowlass2014
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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...More

Thank bballwey
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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

Thank pifdark
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....More

1  Thank CanmoreFunkyDude
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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

Thank TroubadourBCN
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.

Thank Barbara M
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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.
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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