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Address: Piazza Santa Chiara, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-812-282
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6:30 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Built onto the original Chapel of St. George, this Cathedral is where St...
Built onto the original Chapel of St. George, this Cathedral is where St. Clare of Assisi was buried in a crypt in 1872.
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A Marvel of Understated Beauty

The Piazza of Santa Chiara is perhaps my favorite place in Assisi. There is something special about this spot which, for me, offers a combination of sacredness, pleasure, beauty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Piazza of Santa Chiara is perhaps my favorite place in Assisi. There is something special about this spot which, for me, offers a combination of sacredness, pleasure, beauty, restfulness, and community. The understated nature of the Basilica makes it carry a particular grace and simplicity, both of which exude an atmosphere of gentleness and peace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The church of St Clare - founder of the 'poor Clares' order of nuns - and contemporary of St Francis. The church apparently contains the crucifix that inspired St Francis. Very beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

a very beautiful church with a stunning view over the umbrian valley below. worth the visit. look to see St. Francis and St. Claire's dresses on show at the Basilica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a Must-See. Santa Chiara, founder of the order of Poor Clares, was a contemporary and devout follower of Saint Francis. The Piazza in front of the basilica that honors her is centered with a beautiful fountain and the most beautiful view in all of Italy. Definitely take the time to stop and absorb the beauty and peace of... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Loved the quietness of this church and the artwork. Worth a visit for a peaceful contrast to the Basilica

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I have waited most of my life to visit this place and I certainly was not disappointed. It was truly a life changing experience and I feel so blessed to have experienced it!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Although the basilica looks plain on the outside, inside it is magnificent. I particularly was moved by the relics of St. Clare dating back to the early 13th century. To see her cloak and tunic, lock of hair, and other artifacts brought a sense of realism to the life of St. Clare as well as St. Francis.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Nice church and worth a pilgrimage in the wonderful village of Assisi. The life of Santa Chiara is well connected with Saint Francis' and a visit to both churches is a must.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a relatively plain church. The outside is the prettiest part of it. Pop in if there. The square it is on is entertaining, and the view is fabulous looking down. There is also a carousel there.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My mother passed away 5 years ago, and I could feel her presence with me in the Basilica of Santa Chiara - also my aunt is a nun, and she was thrilled that I was able to visit Assisi and these memorable sights. Must see.

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Additional Information about Santa Chiara

Address: Address: Piazza Santa Chiara, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-812-282
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Assisi
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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