Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, Monterosso al Mare
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Discover the historical and artistic treasures of Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco. The 17th-century building has undergone many changes over history, with its final restoration dating back to 1894. Enter the church and gaze upon the wooden altar. See the famous work of art "Crucifixion" whose creator is considered to be Anthony van Dyck, as well as other works from Cambiaso and Strozzi. Take a turn around the church and you will see the castle ruins which serve as a cemetery today. Work out when and for how long to visit Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco and other Cinque Terre attractions using our handy Cinque Terre trip builder.
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  • 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 wor...  more »
  • 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. 
  • A day to explore the small Monterosso and made the walk to the Church of San Francisco, coming up the stairs between the houses. The Church is small but charming, the Capuchin Friars were singing a song that gave us a peace and thanks for being there in paradise.
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  • SIMPLE IS BEAUTIFUL AND THIS CHURCH IS EXACTLY THAT. BEYOND THE CHURCH I HAVE ENJOYED THE RELAXING WALK THROUGH THE PATH THAT TAKES YOU TO IT.
  • Go past the convent and enter the cemetery. Keep walking up and up and soon you'll have a view of all the five villages of Cinque Terra.
  • Small but nice ... inside also contains an important masterpiece of Dirk!
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  • A small church that holds like a jewel box, many works worthy of being admired, including a painting of Christ's crucifixion, attributed to Van Dyck.
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  • Beautiful view and place well worth walking up there if we're already there
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