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Duomo di San Rufino

Piazza San Rufino, Assisi, Italy
075-812-283
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Ranked #6 of 43 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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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

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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14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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LINCOLNSHIRE
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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202 attraction reviews
540 helpful votes 540 helpful votes
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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137 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 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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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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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 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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95 helpful votes 95 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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