Convent of Monterosso al Mare

Monterosso al Mare, Italy

The Convent of Monterosso al Mare, property of the Order of Capuchin Friars Minor of the province of Genoa, has always been a landmark both for the local community and for visitors to the Cinque Terre.

From the history of Monterosso, it is clear how the Capuchin Friars have always been part of the community and a reliable spiritual reference. The Monterosso population has always loved and respected the Convent, which, together with the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Soviore, represents a deeply intense reference point of devotion.

Local residents have always had a particular veneration for this site. It has always been held in great reverence and is greatly loved by the population.

It overlooks the Monterosso Bay and is located on the promontory that separates the ancient part of the town from the Fegina locality, which has sprung up in recent times.

The convent is visible from all parts of the Cinque Terre and is a prime attraction for tourists, thanks to its historical and artistic treasures. They are reminiscent of the 1600 building in Capuchin style, with the altar and choir in wood. Among its works of art is a 'Crucifixion', attributed to Van Dyck and 'Saint Girolamo the penitent' by Luca Cambiaso. The refectory with its vaulted ceiling features Strozzi’s 'Veronica'. The convent has maintained the characteristics typical of the time of its origins, in addition to the sublime view invites contemplation.

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Founded: 1618
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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www.conventomonterosso.it

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Reuben J. Brown (14 months ago)
Architecturally very powerful and affecting.
Silvie Pizzola (22 months ago)
A place to be!!! Super, really the top choice to free your mind and enjoy nature!
Rita De Santis (2 years ago)
Piccola chiesetta sul golfo omonimo, erano le 6 del mattino non c’era nessuno! È un luogo per riflettere nella natura, per raggiungerla una bellissima passeggiata vista mare ed una breve scala
Douglas Jones (2 years ago)
Peaceful old convent on the hill overlooking the old town of Monterosso. Zig zagging path is about 10 minutes from the harbor. Very peaceful.
Fabrizio Pagnoncelli (2 years ago)
The monastery is in a beautiful place. Must be visited if you are planning a visit in Monterosso. Do not forget to make a donation for maintain the area cleaned and the monastery alive. If you want to visit inside, could be a good idea visit the web site (maybe 1 or 2 week before) and write an email in order to know if is possible to organize a small tour.
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