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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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I should have been there when it was full of pilgrims

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A must-see: there is Porziuncola inside + it's beautiful by itself. Free admission. No photo allowed inside.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Visiting this church was very special. A tour guide is very helpful. The church is massive, and has much significal history. The connections to St. Francis and St. Clare are so powerful. The square in front of the church is massive. The gold statue of the Blessed Mother at the very top of of outside edifice is very beautiful.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

What would you say if you found what you have read is now before your eyes? For more than forty years, I longed to be in this place, to see a history of my faith in flesh. I marvelled at this unfolding of history before my eyes. My brain looked back whe I was a child, reading stories of St.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was a beautiful church with a very nice history while also being a sacred place for prayer. I really enjoyed my visit to this special town, and this is a must see spot.

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