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Chiesa Nuova

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Address: Assisi, Italy

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A quaint beautiful Chiesa.

This little gem sits off the main street. In its small piazzale are statutes of the parents of St Francis. The church is very small but the frescoes are lovely and the small room... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This little gem sits off the main street. In its small piazzale are statutes of the parents of St Francis. The church is very small but the frescoes are lovely and the small room which served as his prison is moving and haunting. Take a moment to go out the back gate to see the family garden terrace. I only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Try to see the original location first. This is a beautiful church with wonderful imagery of the family life of the Bernardone's. The father was a wealthy merchant who wanted his son to follow in his footsteps. It gives representation of the family business, and in contrast it shows what Francis would later call his prison, a small cell where... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Chiesa Nuova or simply ''New Church'', another of the many churches scattered in this beautiful town. Perhaps less flashy than the majestic churches of Assisi, in fact the size of this are modest but unlike many others it has a historical importance, here a few meters stood the house of the father of Saint Francis. A quick visit is well... More 

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Parma, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

in Assisi one expects BIG churches, lots of people. instead this church gives a feeling of intimacy, and one can picture young S Francis (originally this was his parents house) playing in the quaint, lovely square in front of the church, proximity to Otello a good reason to visit it just before lunchtime

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Amazing church preserving the early life of St. Francis. A restoration is in progress, but you can see the boyhood doorway of St. Francis, his father's warehouse, and the cell his father imprisoned St. Francis.

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Dublin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Amazing to be in a spot where St. Francis lived. Hard to see the little prison where his father kept him. A must see while in Assisi!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Work was going on when we visited so lots of scaffolding aroung. Worth visiting to see the situation of St Francis' family home and wharehouse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

this church was built on top of where st Francis lived and was imprisoned by his father. original frescoes and the room were he first started to preach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My family and I loved this little church built on the Greek cross plan. Its five domes make the space feel much larger than it is. There's a door to the left of the main altar that leads to an area where St. Frances' family lived. This is a church where it seems especially relaxing to linger. Paintings (frescoes?) in... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This church was built on top of the places that St Francis lived....and also where he was imprisoned by his father. There are great corridors that show where he was and also where his father worked. It has the main family house right behind it. Whats amazing about this church is that there is Eucharistic Adoration frequently throughout the week.... More 

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Address: Assisi, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Assisi

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