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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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BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUITY

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Kiln, Mississippi
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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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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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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Teverola, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a very large building with beautiful art. Inside you will find a small chapel dedicated to St. Francis and the place where he died. Wonderful! Only downer -- our car was parked on the side of the church as broken into --- we lost our luggage with all clothes...disappointing to know that "thou shall not steal" is not... More 

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Cordenons, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The original church of St. Francis is at the center of this church. If possible don't miss it! There is just something special about it. I just love it.

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Hook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We fell across this church on our way into Assisi and to be honest it was far more to my taste than the Basilica itself. Also although there was not much tourist information available there were static phone guides available for €1.00 which gave you a limited idea of the history off this magnificent church. Sadly we did not visit... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The station close by says Assisi, but strictly speaking it is the town named after this church. It contains the chapel where St. Francis used to preach, and the mighty basilica that surrounds it gives way to the holiness of this beautiful, mosaic covered construction.

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