Turismo Amelia

Convento dei Cappuccini

The Convent,a few kilometres from the city center, is in an admirable panoramic position, immersed in the silent green of a forest. Formerly a hospice for pilgrims and sick people (1156), then it hosted the nuns of “San Magno”, until the XVI century  (1550), when the complex (known as “San Giacomo de Redere”) passed to the Capuchin Friars Minor.

Recently enlarged and renovated, it can accommodate pilgrims and tourists eager to restore their spirit. In the church you can admire, together with a beautiful canvas, probably realized by the artist Piazza, depicting “The Madonna with Saints”, a remarkable “wooden crucifix”, placed in the choir, and a precious painting of “The Last Supper”, placed in the refectory. At the center of the cloister, a modern statue of St. Francis of Assisi has recently been placed, a work of the sculptor Aurelio De Felice.