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Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi

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Address: Colle dei Cappuccini, Monterosso al Mare, Italy

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Great hike to see the statue

Great walk and views of the coast and city. So picturesque and amazing. Worth the steps and steep climb.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Avoca, United States

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Canmore, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taking a very measured pace from the harbour of Monterosso, in a bit less than a half hour I was rewarded with a great view, the statue, and the monastery close by. Not too hard, just need to take it easy, as always...

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Avoca, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great walk and views of the coast and city. So picturesque and amazing. Worth the steps and steep climb.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Take a boat ride from Manarola and disembark in Monterosso to see memorable to St Francis. Book a sunset boat ride with Arbaspa. Beautiful way to see the towns from an ocean view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Walked up here from town, its steep but wonderful views from the top, take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the views

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

It is a reasonable hike to get up to the statue, but you will be well rewarded by the views over Monterosso. The statue is a lovely tribute to St Francis of Asisi.

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Ladysmith, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

quite a hike to get up the hill to see this and then the chapel and the graves/tombs of the local families. If you love churches this is a good one to see, plus the view from this monument is one of the best

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Those familiar with the story of St. Francis and the wolf of Gubbio will appreciate this bronze statue. Those unfamiliar will still enjoy breathtaking views of the harbor and a decent uphill hike to get there :) Bring water, there are shaded places to stop & refresh. PLEASE if you continue up to the church, be respectful of the requirements... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This sculpture is about a third of the way up the hill to the church of St Francis. It is fairly modern, erected in 1962. It is a more dynamic sculpture than typical of St Francis. But the real attraction for many is the view from the platform around the sculpture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We discovered this site while doing the Rick Steves walking tour. Great photo spot. Nice a night too but not sure how safe it is because it was very dark. The views were awesome!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Prior to going to Monterosso I have made some research to know some attractions which were worth to visit and when I have found this monument and saw some photos, I decided that it is a must see attraction for myself. However, when I arrived at Monterosso with the tour we had little time since the trip with the boat... More 

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