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Duomo di San Rufino

Piazza San Rufino, Assisi, Italy
075-812-283
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Ranked #10 of 44 Attractions in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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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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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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LINCOLNSHIRE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Worth a visit. Little Diocesan Museum next door also worth visiting. A bit of a climb up to it from the main square.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This Basilica has a beautiful "Art Gallery" in Honor of Pope John II, with huge paints of him and it also has awesome statues of the disciples of Jesus. It is a must see in Assisi.

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Milton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Walk up a hill from town for about 10 minutes (easy walk) to this interesting cathedral. St. Francis and Clare were both baptized here in the 1100's. The glass panels in the floor let you look at foundations preserved from the 9th century church that stood on this site. Worth a visit.

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Rome, Italy
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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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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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