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Address: Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
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+39 075 812273

The church of San Damiano was restored by St. Frances of Assisi and later...

The church of San Damiano was restored by St. Frances of Assisi and later served as home for St. Clare.

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I had a hard time finding the place and walked up and down the road for awhile until I heard voices. Then, I followed a group of Nuns down to the Monastery. How fitting I thought... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a hard time finding the place and walked up and down the road for awhile until I heard voices. Then, I followed a group of Nuns down to the Monastery. How fitting I thought as I ambled along behind them. I was in complete awe as soon as I walked inside, through to the little church St Francis... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the site where St. Francesco recieved the message from Jesus to rebuild my Church. St. Clare, follower and close friend of Francis, founded her Order of the Poor Clares here at San Damiano in 1212.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I did not know what to expect here. My wife, who is Catholic, suggested we visit San Damiano while we spent a few days in and around Assisi. Of all the experiences - and there were so many - that enthralled me during our time in Assisi; San Damiano was the most moving. We attended a mass. This was not... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

San Damiano is not in Assisi proper and takes some time to get there. We walked from the tour bus parking lot down a long wide path in fog. The fog added to the sense of reverence. This is a very peaceful and holy place. There is so much to see here so take your time. Simple paintings but all... More 

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Massies Mill, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed walking through the olive groves to this sacred church. It is quiet, the views are beautiful and you get a sense of the history. It is a place of peace and reverence.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful small church away from the main Assisi. It's beautiful and it's peaceful as it's at making the hills and gardens. It's well explained and guided by the numbers in the church. Just follow it and it's a great experience. Must go!

Thank Isostel
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is where the cross spoke to St Francis and asked him to build the church (it is a copy of the original cross where the original is now in Santa Chiarra church). Look for the hole in the ceiling used by St Clare to listen to Mass when she was bedridden and unable to come downstairs to the chapel.

Thank Gabrielle321
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

If I had one place to visit in Assisi it would be here in the heart of St.Ciara.Her presence is tangible and the energy is so powerful... It just holds you and touches your heart.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

If your visiting Assisi (if only for a day) you must visit this charming little Church. It sets the scene for the rest of your visit to Assisi and marks an important event in the life of St Francis

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

It is quite a walk to San Damiano, but it is 100% worth the effort. The place is located in an olive grove, with a fantastic view and everything is quite self-explanatory and easy to make your way around the church. There is so much character to the place that is decidedly difficult to describe. Definitely one of my favourite... More 

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