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Church of St. Francis of Assisi at Ripa Grande

Piazza San Francesco d'Assisi 88 | zona Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
06 5819020
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Ranked #175 of 735 Attractions in Rome
Type: Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Religious Sites
Description: Built in 1231 by the Franciscans, this church is dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi and still serves as a place of worship today.
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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

St. Francis De Asisi - what a magnificent glorious place. Such tranquility from the first step off the bus. The morning has been so good for the soul, said my prayers for everyone specially my Uncle Clive. St Francis is there patron Saint. Had a nice lunch on the Hill next to the the church and got to walk in... More

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Located on the edge of Trastevere, this church is of historic importance because it is where Francis of Assisi stayed when he visited Rome. His room is being restored. Church has a beautiful piece of sculpture by Bernini as well as other work. Visit here then walk to Aventine Hill.

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The main reason we made the effort (twice as it was closed the first time) to visit this church was Bernini's statue "Ecstasy of Beata Ludovica Albertoni" . It is indeed an incredible sculpture. You are no longer allowed to take pictures of it. It is similar to his "St. Teresa in Ecstasy". St. Francis of Assisi lived in an... More

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This church didn't look like much from the outside, but we were doing a walk through Trastevere in late October 2013 so we wandered in and found it to be a rather pretty church, and it was also rather quiet so you could sit and reflect in peace. It contains a statue of the blessed Ludovia Albertoni by the sculptor... More

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is a typical and pretty church in the heart of Trastevere. We were surprised it contained a Bernini gem, a statue of Ludovia Albertoni, a very emotional statue similar to his more famous Ecstasy of Saint Teresa. We also discovered that the great Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico is buried here. If you are walking through the lovely Trastevere... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Two reasons to visit here: St. Francis of Assisi's cell and Bernini's famous sculpture of Beata Ludovica Albertoni (which is striking and beautiful). If you are walking in Trastevere, do drop in.

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Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Not a church where'll you linger long. You'll come here mainly for the Bernini statue, but add other interesting churches in Trastevere (S. Cecilia in Trastevere and S. Maria in Trastevere) for a pleasant morning or afternoon.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This little church is located in the Trastevere neighborhood. The Tomb of the blessed Ludovica Albertoni sculpted by Bernini is located in a chapel on the left side of the transept near the main alter. It is I think Bernini's last piece. It is amazing, especially when seen in natural lighting like Bernini had planned.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

A lovely priest let me use the loo in this church when we sheltered from the rain after checking out of our nearby apartment with time to kill before the taxi collected us for the airport transfer. Quite a different welcome from York Minster an extremely officious warden wouldn't let me in to the Sunday service because I was too... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

There really is only one reason (but it is a very good one) for making the effort to track down this church, which lies in an unfrequented corner of Trastevere, and that is Bernini's magnificent sculpture of the Blessed Ludovica Albertoni. Most people are familiar with his portrayal of Santa Teresa in the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, but... More

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