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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.

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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.

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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.

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