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Duomo di San Rufino

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Address: Piazza San Rufino, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-812-283
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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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Often overlooked it is worth a visit.

The Cathedral church of Assisi, San Rufino has a beautiful façade with a fabulous rose window but simple exterior. The inside is beautifully decorated and holds the relics of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Cathedral church of Assisi, San Rufino has a beautiful façade with a fabulous rose window but simple exterior. The inside is beautifully decorated and holds the relics of the Saint after which it is named. it also houses interesting scavi and an exhibition of paintings of the late Pope St John Paul II. don't miss it

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Lilburn, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

In Assisi, most people are headed to the basilica of St. Francis, so it is easy to overlook this cathedral. The primary interest for me is that it contains the (beautiful) baptism font where St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare (also of Assisi and founder of the Poor Clare Order of Nuns) were baptized. If you are in Assisi... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If you park at the top side to enter Assisi..then this Basilica will be the 1st one on left hand side once you enter and walk a bit ( down ) ...every Basilica has its import ants and beauty so I am no one to comment if its good or not but if you visit Assisi and have time then... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Duomo is unlike most Duomo's not the most prestigious church in the city, but with its nice statue of Francis by Dupré and off course the font where Francis and Chiara were baptized it is a nice kick off for your Saint Francis tour. Underneath the church you can see besides some paintings and religious art the remains of... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We tried to tour this church twice, but it was closed for a wedding each time. The outside is true to the period and other reviews indicate the inside is indeed something to see

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Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

One of many ancient churches in Assisi. Beautiful frescos and artwork. The church was damaged in the 1997 earthquake, but has been beautifully restored.

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Ormstown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A very spiritual place full of history. One feels the young St. Francis and St. Clare here. One of the many beautiful churches in Assisi, the most beautiful, peaceful place on earth.

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Encinitas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I was interested to learn that Rufino is the patron saint of Assisi. He lived, and this church was built, prior to St. Francis. I like that this church has the original baptismal font where two "wealthy" babies, the future "poor" St. Francis and St. Clair were baptized. I found the statue of Mary in a side chapel really compelling.... More 

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Bishop Rufino went to Assisi to bring Christianity to an area still worshiping Minerva at her Temple. He was crucial in the lives of Francis and 18 years later Clare. Both wealthy young towns folk were baptized in their youth. As Francis felt his call he would retire downstairs in this church to pray alone and with a few other... More 

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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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