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Duomo di San Rufino

Piazza San Rufino, Assisi, Italy
075-812-283
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Ranked #8 of 38 attractions in Assisi
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: First built as early as the 5th century, this historic church features the baptismal font of St. Francis, St. Clare and Emperor Frederick II.
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Rome, Italy
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268 reviews 268 reviews
126 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The Duomo offers some insights into the importance of Assisi's Ancient Roman past as well as its spiritual heritage. The baptismal font where St. Francis was baptized is to the right, rear when facing the altar. An Ancient Roman cistern as well as the remnants of Roman walls (perhaps a temple) can be viewed through glass panels in the floor... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Very old stone (as usual) architecture. Well looked after with a very nice courtyard with a low wall overlooking a small community. Other side has usual Italian shops and some very nice restaurants/cafe which we tried. The church is still in very good condition. A good place to stop for a couple of hours

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Vienna, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is the church that St Clare and St Francis were baptized in. It has so much rich history! It is beautiful inside--- and so holy and blessed. There are ruins underneath that are topped with a glass floor -- something very unique to experience! I was there for the feast day Mass, and it was such an amazing experience!... More

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tamworth, staffs
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11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Assisi is very busy but to find some inner peace visit here. It has an aura of calm that envelops you from the moment you walk through the door. It truly has an impact each time I visit.

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Melbourne
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26 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

One of the oldest churches in Assisi. In the back left corner is a special chapel with a very old statue dating back to the 11th Century of Mary holding the wounded Christ. Go and sit in here for a while and feel your heart opening. Under the Cathedral are the ancient ruins with exhibitions of works from the period.

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

It is a very nice place to pray in silence, since it a low-profile place , although AMAZING! I advise God-lovers to go there and spend some time in silence.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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63 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Most impressive inside. Many pieces of original artwork and various exhibits to explore. The crypt is also very interesting and you can tell that a lot of time and thought has gone into putting the materials together for all to observe and enjoy. Wonderful place to relax and learn about the art, culture and history of Assisi.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This church was huge and not too far from St. Clare's church. The glass encased clothing worn by Francis and Clare and other of their articles was quite moving and helped to make real the many stories I have read of them.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The duomo itself is quite impressive but not outstanding. What is really interesting is the Museum which contains a wealth of architectural, archeological and artistic exhibits, beautifully displayed in the crypt which dates back to Roman times. First class.

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Glasonbury, CT
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I recommend spending time here just relaxing--bring a chair and sit outside awhile. Also do stop by the Jalal Art Gallery--this artist has amazing depictions of Assisi and San Rufino. He is in the same plaza as San Rufino.

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