Cinque Terre offers impressive natural treasures, as well as, numerous hiking options. So, it is quite natural that the region is a haven for outdoorsy travelers. There are so many lovely and stunning landmarks, which can transform your visit into an amazing cultural experience. You can visit Monterosso, as well as dive deep into the history of Cinque Terre by exploring the Convento dei Cappuccini.
It is considered to be the most interesting church of Monterosso and the convent complex is situated on the hill, which segregates the more recent Fegina complex from the old town. This lovely striped church dates back to as early as 1623. It is one of the must-visit places in Monterosso.
The convent celebrated 400 years of its foundation in 2018. It has been a prominent landmark for the visitors of Cinque Terre, as well as, the local community consistently. The spot is looked upon with great reverence. It overlooks the Bay of Monterosso and offers stunning views.
Another unique feature of this convent is its visibility from wherever you are located in Cinque Terre. One of the prime tourist spots for visitors, it is known for its artistic and historical treasures. The architecture offers traces of the Capuchin style of the 17th century with its choir in wood and the altar.
This beautiful convent has been prominently mentioned in all the artistic and historical guides of the locality, in Italy, as well as, abroad. Along with the locality, the temple belongs to the UNESCO patrimony.
How to get there:
The nearest train stations to the Convento dei Cappuccini are Loc. Maggiorasca Civ.3, which is merely a 15-minute walk and Monterosso, which is about an 8-minute walk.
The convent is open for all at the following times:
9am – 12pm and 4pm – 7 pm daily
You can visit the convent daily 9am–noon and 4–7pm