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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
+39 075 812273
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank Catherine T
Reviewed July 16, 2018

If you visit Assisi, this is a must see trip, even though not in the centre of town ( is walkable if fit). St Francis helped build this for St Clare - in our view , one of the most memorable of the sites.

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

This place really conveys the messages that Saints Francis and Clare sent to us. Simple, beautiful, refined. Sad that many of the visitors seem untouched by this and ignore the requests for quiet meditation.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

I loved my visit to San Damiano. It seemed so humble and beautiful, and I felt like I could connect to the spiritual significance of the sight. The views from the grounds of the valley below were also amazing.

Thank H S
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Very interesting and historical. If you are in Rome Assisi is only a short train trip away. Be careful of people at the station wanting to help you buy your tickets they will grab your tickets and hold them till you pay them a fee....More

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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

I was expecting a much different experience after having read reviews and articles about this spiritual place calling it a place of solitude and reflection. I arrived 45 minutes before the opening, but perhaps a Sunday was not a good day to visit. The other...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.