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Great views

On a terrace above the castle is the statue of St Francis and a wolf. From here , one can see all... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2019
Kyle S
Good sight seeing

All the way to the top of the cemetery you will see a great beautiful view. Perfect for relaxing... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Chai Wan, Thailand
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All reviews worth the climb st francis nice statue walk up nice walk stunning views cinque terre wolf cemetery animals sea steps depicted town platform coastline nature
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Reviewed 14 January 2019

On a terrace above the castle is the statue of St Francis and a wolf. From here , one can see all five towns of the Cinque Terre and the magnificent surroundings terraced cliffs ,sea, vineyards, groves of olive and lemon tress. A truly beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 3 November 2018

All the way to the top of the cemetery you will see a great beautiful view. Perfect for relaxing a=after the walk

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank QuangPinggo
Reviewed 29 October 2018

If you are visiting the Church of San Francesco, you will pass it either on the way up or the way down. Nice views of the beach from up here.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Located above the Monterosso harbor, this is a nice 15 minute excursion from the old town. The statue itself has St Francis depicted with a dog showing his love for all creatures. Church located just a little further up the hill.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank dsj5777
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Great place to see. Must walk up to the top to see the cemetery. Beautiful views. Take your time, a lot of steps.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RGT30076
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The walk to the Monumento was fairly easy. The views of Monterosso and the rocks are beautiful. It’s worth the brief walk as part of a tour in the area but the statue itself is not spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nylady21
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Not a difficult climb, it might be a little taugh when it’s hot, but other than that it’s a 10-25 minutes way up to the statue. It’s not too steep either, so it’s perfectly safe. At the top you can cisit a cementary but honestly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank martarK4078TB
Reviewed 17 August 2018

take a nice walk and visit the surroundings. You can take pictures from this point for a view of the landscape.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank georgetaglialavore
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Well worth the climb. Lovely statue and beautiful view from this point. Probably not the best for people travelling with small children. I found it very interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tishtoo
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This place was really nice to visit and see all the real beauties the italy as to offer. I am glad that we went there this summer, it really was amazing to see. So so many old statues to see and learn the history from.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Teresa N Michae... T
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6 March 2017|
Response from ClareMcK | Reviewed this property |
Hi The path was fairly solid and I would say would take no more than 30 minutes. It's a great view from the top and definitely worth the hike. Regards, Clare.
I am Kenneth from Singapore. I shall be spending a brief stopover on 2/1/2017 in Monterosso on 3/1/2017 (as I have business trip in Milan through the new year - and I only could afford a day train trip from Milan to Monterosso - my train departs Milan 0800am and arrives Monteross 11am) - so I probably could only spend 4-5 hours and have to catch the train at 5pm to return to Milan - hence, I would be most appreciative if you could advise me - how and where is the easiest start point to climb up the hill that lead to Statue of St Francis Assisi in the old town, and how much time (or how long the round trip up and down the hill on foot) roughly it takes from start to the point where the panoramic spot that offers breathtaking view of the old town and coastal areas. Thank you in advance for your valuable precious information
14 December 2016|
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Response from Katrina49 | Reviewed this property |
It will take about 30 minutes to climb to the top to see the statue of the saint. It is located near Old Town tunnel. Do not go past the tunnel but climb the path that leads to the top. As stated, many great views from... More