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Chiesa Nuova

Assisi, Italy
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Ranked #17 of 43 Attractions in Assisi
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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LINCOLNSHIRE
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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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Cleveland, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Rome, Italy
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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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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is church is the original home of St. Francis. The moving part of this church is the cell which is said to be the place where St Francis was imprisoned by his father for giving his belongings away, it is so tiny.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a lovely church and was the original home of St. Francis & his father. This church contains a tiny cell said to be the place where St Francis was imprisoned by his father for giving his belongings away to paupers. The prison reminds us how we can imprison our hearts and our spirit in a life that is... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Underneath the Chiesa Nuova you can see the remains of the Bernardone house (home of St. Francis & his father). Down the lane to the left of the church is a little oratory, San Francesco Piccolino, which is supposedly a marker for his place of birth. This is worth visiting as well.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This church contains a tiny cell said to be the place where St Francis was imprisoned and also a cellar which was an original part of his family house. A must see !!

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