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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  • apparently closing with very interesting Church convent. The views of the landscape are great
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  • The Church and the adjoining convent were built after a sermon by a Genoese cappuccino that was called to redeem a fight between the two factions in the country posed to the right and to the left of the Church. So the lie on a hilltop was not only a choice but mainly overview establishing itself in half as a mediator between the two neighborhoods. Otherwise the Church has all the typical Franciscan archietettonici and enjoys an enviable view. For years the monastery is supported by only one Capuchin father who takes care of every detail with pique and fussiness.
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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 »
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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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