Monday, June 19, 2017

Council Meeting in Monterosso, Genova


 The General council is gonna be conducted in Monterosso Convent.....The convent of the Capuchine friars seems to protectively watch over the quiet of the village. The shaded courtyard looks onto the coastline of the Cinque Terre and the crystal blue sea is visible in all its beauty. The convent was built in the XVth century, below the castle on the hill dedicated to Saint Christopher, on the demarcation that separates the medieval hamlet from the modern Fegina village. To climb to the convent one must use a staircase that is found in front of the Torre Aurora. Inside the convent’s chapel, dedicated to Saint Francis worthy of note are the various altars made of wood as well as a painting of the crucifixion attributed to the Flemish painter Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), a guest of the Spinola family in Genoa for several years.
 We travelled by train from Rome....it takes about 5 hours to reach Monterosso......
 Evening scene......

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