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San Damiano

Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
075-812-273
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Ranked #3 of 43 Attractions in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Description: The church of San Damiano was restored by St. Frances of Assisi and later served as home for St. Clare.
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Ubeda, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The original church is a beautiful place around nature. olives trees, we can see the Notre Dame od the los Angels , where is Porcincula

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Waco,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There was something palpable about San Damiano. We all could feel the presence and peace here. Seeing the praying, serving, eating, & sleeping quarters of the "Poor Clares" was very moving.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We took a quick detour here and well worth a look. Inspiring to see where Francis got it all going. Not much parking but we were lucky and not crowded either.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Just a wonder.hidden in the vastness of the hills..may take a while to get there and up a few winding roads...but a place of many interests and relics of time gone by...here is where Saint Francis is...

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful setting, rich in history and religious significance. Had a tour provided by a Friar. Terrific!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A quiet, silent, peaceful and beautiful place. Please notice for the open and closing time. Suitable for Silent retreat and nature lover :)

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

San Damiano is very well worth the 1.5km return stroll from the Assisi village. Well it's actually downhill all the way but coming back will get you ready for a hearty meal later on. I'd been in Assisi many times before but this was my first visit to Damiano and it was terrific. A place for some real quiet time... More

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Long (25 minutes or so) walk down from Assisi on a cobble stone road, through olive groves and amazing vistas. The basilica is in a peaceful spot, not ornate, but simple like St. Francis was. Quiet place to meditate and be thankful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A lovely peaceful place. You can walk to it from Assissi through the olive groves. Fantastic views across the valley.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Seeing the original Cross of San Damiano made the visit to the chapel that much more powerful. A beautiful look into the lives of Saints Francis and Claire of Assisi.

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