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Duomo di San Rufino

Piazza San Rufino, Assisi, Italy
075-812-283
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Ranked #17 of 43 Attractions in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: First built as early as the 5th century, this historic church features the baptismal font of St...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner 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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Melbourne
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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142 reviews 142 reviews
78 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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Centreville, Virginia
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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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Lake Placid, Florida
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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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Waco,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Beautiful. Glad we were able to visit this, but in comparison to San Francesco and Santa Chiara, it didn't have the same spiritual vibes for us. It did have interesting artifacts to see.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Such a lovely place...clean and very interesting..it's stunning to look at with all it's gothic decor..inside very rich,captivating...and the glass panels on the floor showing you previous floors,and ages gone by....and I was babtised here 54 years ago..lolol

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The unique items in the architecture of this duomo are the entrance gates and the round central window, specifically the carvings that surround them. The duomo is well worth the visit.

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