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First built as early as the 5th century, this historic church features the baptismal font of St. Francis, St. Clare and Emperor Frederick II.
Piazza San Rufino 3, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812283
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are so many works of art in Italy and yes many are free to see in a church . I walked into this hall to the side of the cathedral and these vibrant paintings of the pope were all hung there . I must...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Less famous and spectacular than the main St Francis cathedral complex but San Rufino is right in the centre of the old town - and right outside the piazza is da Andrea pizza for a great snack!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first church I visited on my visit to Assisi. So much to see and make sure you find the baptismal font - it has such historical significance.

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Nice to see as one of the many beautiful pieces of architecture in this sacral medieval city. Walking around makes you think.

Thank Krpr
Reviewed August 5, 2018

The burial place of San Rufino, the first Saint of Assisi. The facade is beautiful and classic romanesce. Notice the lion on the entrance that is eating a christian to show how courage of the christian martyrs, like San Rufino. Inside you can see statues...More

Thank Lise Søe J
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

This was ok it isn’t as good as some of the other places of worship around Assisi but it is alright for 15 min thing if your close!

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

To get to the church, I had to walk a long incline, so I was hoping it would be worth the effort. Upon entering it, I was a bit disappointed after having just come from the amazing Basilica of St. Francis. But as I looked...More

Thank MVPinBoynton
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Cathedral of Saint Rufino is an imposing church, construction started on this church in 1140 atop 2 previous churches one from the 8th century and the second from 1030. In the façade are 3 entryways; above each door is a rose, with the largest being...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed April 22, 2018

If you have time, do take a look at the (paid) part below the ground. It's not just area for graves, but all of the historical relics. And intact well from Roman era.

Thank Multis
Reviewed April 17, 2018

This beautiful cathedral is another gem of Assisi. A gorgeous church which also has the baptismal font where St. Francis was baptized,a lower crypt area where St. Francis had prayed and also a side room in the Cathedral which holds a exhibit of painting of...More

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