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Santa Maria degli Angeli

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Address: Via Los Angeles and Via Patrono d'Italia, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075 80511
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This Basilica was started in 1569 to the designs of Galeazzo Alessi, and...
This Basilica was started in 1569 to the designs of Galeazzo Alessi, and features a statue of the Madonna in bronze gilt by G. Colasanti and an interior whose architectural style is Doric.
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the doves are REAL - at the Statue of St Francis of Assisi!

One summer day in Rome - on 9 July 2010 - as i was preparing my bags for a stayover in Assisi, my buddy hinted to me with a smile on his face:"go and take a look at the dove(s... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

One summer day in Rome - on 9 July 2010 - as i was preparing my bags for a stayover in Assisi, my buddy hinted to me with a smile on his face:"go and take a look at the dove(s) when you pass by the Statue of St Francis - at the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels..." and... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We travelled on bus line c from Assisi, about 15 minutes away. The church itself is imposing, but it is the little chapel within that is so important. the church called Porziuncola is where St Francis heard God's command to fix the church. It is also where he died. The original girdle he wore is preserved in a box for... More 

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

Really very beautiful church, located near Assisi but not in the city itself but a few kilometers before reaching the famous city Franciscan. The most striking thing just came here is the amazing dome and the statue of the Virgin Mary, a great architectural complex and at the same time of high artistic and architectural. Must see before you reach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Out walking one day and stumbled on this plaza with one of the many fountains and statues of Rome. To the left was a church and we went inside as you can all the churches except at lunchtime. What we found was breathtaking. One of our highlights! It is in the Piazza della Repubblica.

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Kiln, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This large exquisite church houses the little Chapel where St Francis of Assisi heard Jesus speak to him from an ancient cross telling him to repair his church. ( The cross now hangs in the Convent of St Clare just up the hill in the old town of Assisi.) The little church, the Porziuncola, is just beautiful and so awe-inspiring.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Definitely one of the most beautiful and inspiring places in Assisi. Assisi in one of my favorite cities in Italy and every time that I come back I feel so good and peaceful. If possible visit Santa Maria degli Angeli without a group tour as you will have all the time you need to feel the good energy that it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We caught a bus to Santa Maria because we had heard it was where St Francis died. We arrived about 10.30am and spent time in the museum and bookshop. Then about 11.45 we walked into the church. We had just begun to look around and could see the Portiuncula where Francis died at the front when a staff member announced... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a beautiful church not always visited by tours but definitely worth a separate stop while visiting Assisi. This is the church you see from the hilltop while you're at the St. Francis Basilica.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Santa Maria degli Angeli is trying to match St. Peters in Rome for grandeur. It succeeds. this is an enormous church. I was not aware how old it was when i was there- it had an 18th or 19th century appearance about it. in fact it was built 1569-1679. I think a recall seeing a date on the dome which... More 

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Ancona, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Like with the dual basilica in Assisi itself (no animals allowed), one feels somehow shocked at the contrast between this huge, rich building and the humility of St Francis himself. Many must have felt this.

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