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Duomo di San Rufino

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Address: Piazza San Rufino, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-812-283
Description: First built as early as the 5th century, this historic church features the...
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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Wonderful facade, but unbearable scarring from cars parked in front of it

The church has a wonderful facade, with Romanesque decorations and sculptures, to which the massive bell tower (on the left) adds grandeur. The cells that divide the lower part of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The church has a wonderful facade, with Romanesque decorations and sculptures, to which the massive bell tower (on the left) adds grandeur. The cells that divide the lower part of the facade are also characteristic; they are a decorative pattern that is found in other churches in this part of central Italy (for example in Ascoli Piceno or Aquila). After... More 

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

Pretty interesting old romanesque style church, being located right in the old town center. Reachable easily just by walking from any point of the town. Huge the facade and the inside as well, I saw that day in representation portraits of Pope Joan Paul II in a room just inside the main church. Well worth the visit in.

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Willunga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

At ground level you get to see the baptismal font that Assisi's favourite son, Francesco and favourite daughter, Ciara were baptised. Underneath, you will find a crypt of San Rufinio's 3rd century and a gallery of religious and Roman art. Well worth a visit and invites you to consider Assisi thoughout the ages - Roman, Medieval and now.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We loved the beautiful Renaissance façade of San Rufino, and the peace of the surroundings especially at sunset. The inside is much more extravagant.

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We attended a service here. Certainly not as much art and as much to see as Basilica, but a lovely Duomo!

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

we only had one day in Assisi and the church was closed for a wedding when we arrived there. Liked the statues on the outside and the architecture. would have loved to have seen the inside given the previous reviews.

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Gadsden, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were headed up to the Rocca Maggiore for a sunset when I saw this place. It was late, around 7:30 but it was still open. Man I"m glad I did. At the entrances are the statues of lions literally eating Christians. The statues are old and eroding and quite primitive in art-form but they obviously have served to remind... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The present cathedral designed by Giovanni da Gubbio dates to 1140 and was built in the Italian Romanesque style. The facade has highly decorated portals and one large and two smaller flanking Rose windows. The interior was 'updated' in the 16th century,but thankfully the Baptismal Font(in the nave on the right) originally in St. Mary Major has been unchanged. It... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Interesting church but you have to be careful that you visit too many in Assisi. Better than some but not the big 2.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Good for fans of St. Francis, St. Clare, St. Rufino. Contains the baptismal font where Clare and Francis were baptized as babies. Has the remains of St. Rufino - the martyred bishop. Predates St. Francis era. Inside, near the front entrance - there is an ancient Roman cistern for collecting water.

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