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The church of San Damiano was restored by St. Frances of Assisi and later served as home for St. Clare.
Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly a beautiful place, to see how the Poor Clare’s lived and spread the word of God. If visiting stay for vespers you will not regret it

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is not an easy walk from the center of the city. But it is well worth it. A quiet church and cloister where Saint Francis first received his from Christ to rebuild the church.

Thank larrycollins3
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

The San Damiano Cross that spoke to St Francis is no longer at this location but here is the place where the Founder of the Franciscan Order was asked to repair his Church. St. Francis initially took it as a physical rebuilding of this church....More

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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Conveniently located just below the town of Assisi, this is worth a stop. It is very peaceful and serene. 30 minutes and your through. Some people find this a very moving and religious visit. Quite a contrast to the town above. I was very disappointed...More

Thank 215gerhardd
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

After so much spend our the peace and simplicity of this place is outstanding. Do walk from the town it is part of the charm and don't miss the statue if St Francis gazing across the fields.

Thank 186273Traveller
Reviewed September 9, 2018

San Damian’s is very special so peaceful , we’re lucky enough to go for Vespers one evening and share a service with other Pilgrims,The courtyard gardens are beautifully kept and a must to sit in and enjoy the silence and peace. I recommend ,if you...More

1  Thank jennifer s
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Although it is just a small church with its own monastery, a bit outside of the city, San Damiano played a major role in history. It's told that this is the place where St. Francis in 1205 would have been commissioned by God to give...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Walking through the small and unadorned chapel and dining room where Saint Clare prayed and ate touched me. Standing outside and seeing the views of the beautiful valley with so many olives trees was peaceful.

Thank Molly C
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We started our day here in the place where Francis presumably had hos Call to ‘rebuild the church’, although the crucifix that spoke to him has been moved to a church in Assisi. The monestary is very peacefull and clearly a place of reflection and...More

Thank Lise Søe J
Reviewed July 21, 2018

We walked through the heat of a summer morning in Assisi to reach San Damiano. How blessed we were to experience the sheer simplicity and beauty of this place where Francesco and Chiara spent time. I have visited many sacred sights in the course of...More

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Hope D
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Free, donations welcome. Just put location into sat Nav and turn up Opening hours through Google. Opens around 10 generally. I went solo and there is multi language guides printed as you enter.