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Address: Piazza San Rufino, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: +39 075 812283
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First built as early as the 5th century, this historic church features the...

First built as early as the 5th century, this historic church features the baptismal font of St. Francis, St. Clare and Emperor Frederick II.

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This is a beautiful church and not as touristy as the Basilica Saint Francis or the nearby St Clare Cathedral. It is still a solemn place. It was built on some ancient ruins. It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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East Berkshire, Vermont
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East Berkshire, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful church and not as touristy as the Basilica Saint Francis or the nearby St Clare Cathedral. It is still a solemn place. It was built on some ancient ruins. It is were St Francis and St Clare were baptized. Were ever you go in Assisi you are either climbing up hill or walking downhill, but it... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Duomo was meant to be one of the largest if not the largest church in the world. Due to the plague and the resulting impact on finances, only the facade was built. What is there now was meant to only be a small part of the overall structure. But what is there now is well worth seeing. Less crowded... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Far calmer than the tourist-laden Basilica Papale San Francisco D'Assisi, this building is well worth visiting. Some of the older structures on this spot are visible through glass panels on the floor, and there are plenty of architectural features to catch the eye. It's an interesting place, but not one that will remember for long afterwards.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a good stop in town if you are interested in all of the history of Assisi. Rick Steve's has an audio tour on his app of Assisi that is very good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Built on the ruins of an ancient church, it was nice to see. It is not as frequently by pilgrims and tourists as the Basilica of St Francis or the church of St Clare, but while you are in Assisi, you might as well visit this beautiful Church it. It is quite close to St Clare (Santa Chiara), and it... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Although not the basilica of St Francis that attracts huge crowds this church at the other end of town is historical. It has the baptismal font of St Francis and the crypts are worth paying to get into showing the old church underneath the current version.

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

It sounds "terrible" to say, but the inside of this church is the most spectacular I have seen and by far my favorite in terms of the art, colors, and mood. This church is about half way up the hill but worth the climb. Each of the structures we visited are worth seeing, and of course you will not miss... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

If you are interested in the history of saintly things here you are. Both St Francis and St. Clare were baptized here and the baptismal font is still in place.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

There is just so much to see in Assisi and although this is perhaps not the best it does have interesting architecture and was relatively quiet. Nice to get out of the heat of the day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We had to queue to get in even on a non-busy day, but well worth it. If you like visiting churches, this is one not to miss.

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