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San Damiano

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Address: Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-812-273
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Description: 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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We were there in May and the poppies were blooming in the fields below.

One of the most stunningly peaceful places on the face of this earth. Within walking distance of the Piazza de Populo.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

One of the most stunningly peaceful places on the face of this earth. Within walking distance of the Piazza de Populo.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Go to vespers at 7 in the summer if you can, but make sure to get there early to get a seat... Like stepping into another world ❤️

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

You could easily miss this little gem. The cloisters are lovely peaceful and quiet however many tourists do not observe the request for silence. You can drive down the steep access road but cannot park in the church grounds. There was a loo in the car park but limited parking

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The self-guided walking tour was wonderful. Linger in each room as you wish. Sacred. Still, Quiet. Historical.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Before I left for Assisi, a friend told me that I had to go to San Damiano for sung evening prayer (Vespers) at least once during my stay. My friend was certainly right! It was beautifully peaceful to take part in the prayer, even though I didn't understand the language! But even without participating in communal prayer, I find San... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a lovely church/chapel and the site where St Clare died. It is a 15 minute walk...NOT and easy walk to get to. If you are over 50... unless in great health...taek a cab. We were in our 40's and was really exhausted after doing this... but it was about 95 degrees outside. Make sure you carry water with... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A beautiful and soul-filled place to visit. Take the walk down the hill out of the city gates and visit this gem.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Even it seams to be austere, it was a very pleasant place, easy acces, nice inside garden. Quiet, peaceful, full of a positive charge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

One of the best places to visit in Assisi - a tangible sense of peace and holiness. Easy to find, just signed off the main road around the outside of the Assisi walls.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a lovely place to visit, if you can get there when no groups are around, as seem to ignore the signs about taking photos or being silent. The statue of St Francis sitting cross-legged over looking the plains is lovely

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