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San Damiano

Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
075-812-273
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Ranked #4 of 42 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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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is a beautiful church and the place where St Francis had his vision. It is in a lovely setting but there are occasional school groups and tour parties which can disturb the peace.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We walked down through the olive groves to reach this church, retracing the steps of the saints. This is the spot where St Francis heard the command "Rebuild my Church" - an order which he took literally. It is also the place where the Lady Clare and her Poor Ladies were established in their enclosed order. So much remains from... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

In the panoply of San Francesco sights in Assisi this was the most spiritually compelling one. It is the place where he received his original call to reform the church, it was where Francesco hid from his father's brutality, it his first residence post-renunciation and was the first of residence of Santa Chiara (St. Clare) and her sisters, it was... More

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I think it's important to visit this little church where St. Francis heard his calling and where St. Clare established her order.

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