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Santa Chiara

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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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Hours:
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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Together with Saint Francis' Basilica and the Porziuncola, this is another church you have to visit. It offers a lot in terms of art in display and suggestions for the person with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Fossano, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The church is beautiful, but not extraordinary. It houses the body of St Clare and the original San Damiano cross.

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Fossano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Together with Saint Francis' Basilica and the Porziuncola, this is another church you have to visit. It offers a lot in terms of art in display and suggestions for the person with an open heart, irrespectively of your beliefs and creed. I am a lay person and I regularly visit this place when in Assisi. If you can visit early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Here is kept the Cross of St. Damiano, before which St. Francis made his vow. It is worth reading his prayer. It speaks of patience, humility, and the mystery of wisdom. Go there. Now.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Lovely place. The side chapel has been home to the original San Damiano crucifix for centuries. I just sat looking at it for a good five minutes, it was so powerful, and I could imagine Francis being similarly affected - and more so when he heard a voice from it. This was the high point of my week in Assisi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

...how magical our experience of Santa Chiara was. Just go there and see/feel for yourself. Sit for a while and wait. I'm pretty sure you won't be content with just one visit. (note the opening hours - if I remember correctly it's closed between 12 and 2 or 2:30.)

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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Basilica of S. Chiara is simple in architecture but rich in spirituality. As soon as you enter the church you feel the spirituality that this place transmit. Inside you can also admire the famous cross that originally was inside the chapel of San Damiano. The entrance is free of charge.. You can also visit the nicely decorated crypt where... More 

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Senigallia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Very clean and well kept church. Rich of history and art. I felt a sense of spirituality. I would visit it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This church hosts the remains of St. Clara the rich girl who have up everything to follow St. Francis. It also has the 12th century crucifix that Jesus spoke to Francis through. Also some neat relics of Clara and Francis.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

What most impressed me to this church is undoubtedly the fantastic view that you see from the terrace just behind it. This church located at the center of Piazza Santa Chiara, in the calm and tranquility of this unforgettable city. The church is ok, and the ancient Romanesque style will impress you. It's well worth the visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The Santa Chiara has good views of the Umbrian countryside in its open courtyard. The church itself has an impressive history and story. It is worth a visit.

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