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Address: Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-812-273
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The church of San Damiano was restored by St. Frances of Assisi and later...

The church of San Damiano was restored by St. Frances of Assisi and later served as home for St. Clare.

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Easily missed but well worth the visit. Take the climb back up slowly. Beautiful mosaic half way well a visit just for that.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sue H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Easily missed but well worth the visit. Take the climb back up slowly. Beautiful mosaic half way well a visit just for that.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a devotee of St. Francis, seeing the cross of San Diamiano (even if it's a replica) in its original location is worth the visit. We saw the original cross at the Basilica of St. Clare which we also visited. Like most of the churches we visited in Italy, San Damiano has a very medieval atmosphere in terms of spirituality.... More 

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Province of Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although an atheist, I was really moved by what I saw, which was a convincing account of the saints who lived and prayed there centuries ago. Well worth the short walk out of town.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has an historical importance in the lives of Assisi saints (most notably Claire, Francis and Agnes). This is where the original St Damiano Cross that's presently at the St Claire's Basilica, was hanging and hence the story of Francis' "conversion" commences.Also, this is where St Claire died (1253) and where St Francis came to pray & meditate. The... More 

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such an atmospheric place - a true sanctuary. It can be busy, but even then its tranquillity is evident. Don't miss the statues, particularly the one of Francis sitting under the tree. Bit of a climb back up if you're on foot, but it's well worth it. A key place in the story of Clare and Francis. Truly restorative for... More 

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Innsbruck, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here Santa Chiara lived and died, there is her room, her terrace/bathroom, the place where she prayed and many informations about her life. A MUST!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I walked from st chaira to San damiano which down a steep hill but it was worth it as I arrived you could here the monks chant there daily office which echoed around the site I also visited inside which was very moving and interesting with frescos on the walls and tiny rooms and chapels also st Clare's final resting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous, but it is a bit of a walk, so be aware of the opening times so that you don't arrive when there is a two hour wait until they reopen.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

The place where Francesco, if I am not mistaken, literally rebuilt because it was in ruins. Then, it became the cloister of Santa Chiara and the rest of the second order. Very historical, serene and sacred. Surreal to see the Poor Claire's lifestyle, including the spot where St Claire died.

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Thank Vicmonte
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This small cloister, intimately associated with Santa Chiara (Clara) and, like everything in Assisi, St. Francis, is well worth the steep walk from town. One does not need to be a Catholic to appreciate the beauty and serenity of this place.

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