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The Capuchin Convent

conventoThere is a net difference between an abbey and a convent from the phase in which they developed from a numerical point of view. Erice belongs to the second type of community dwelling.


The Franciscan Friars and the Capuchins

After three years of total conversion (1206), with the backing of his bishop Guido II, Francis, formerly a rich merchant from Assisi, received spoken approval from Innocent III (1209) for his lifestyle, founded on a simple and wise way of reading the Gospel.


Tourism in Erice and the Surrounding Area

stanzaThere is a wealth of sound tourism opportunities on condition that they are backed by a suitable historic and cultural structure. So let us see the range of tourism initiatives centring around the Capuchin convent in Erice as a base for hospitality and inspiration.