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Duomo di San Rufino

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Address: Piazza San Rufino, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-812-283
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First built as early as the 5th century, this historic church features the...

First built as early as the 5th century, this historic church features the baptismal font of St. Francis, St. Clare and Emperor Frederick II.

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We visited just as a local couple got married..beautiful venue

The building is a wonderful Romanesque structure which is beautifully simple. We happened to arrive just as a couple arrived for their wedding and we were invited in to join them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Linlithgow
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is a wonderful Romanesque structure which is beautifully simple. We happened to arrive just as a couple arrived for their wedding and we were invited in to join them. Very special

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Bucks County, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The cathedral is magnificent in its own right, as an homage to the Bishop, but the really unique feature are the transparent sections of the sanctuary floor which give a look to the foundation of the older churches that this was built upon

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Thank Walkaboutster
USA
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This is a lovely church high up in Assisi! It is where all babies born in Assisi are baptized and where St. Francis and St. Clare were baptized. This is the bishop's church! It also has ruins to see underneath the high church.

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Thank jpmullady
Exeland, Wi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

As someone else said, it's not the main attraction in Assisi, but the inside is beautiful, interesting, and much less crowded than it's ornate big brother across town. Well worth the visit to see the beautifully carved filigree and the art.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Another cathedral with historical significance to St. Francis and St. Clare as they were both baptized in this cathedral. In addition, there is archeological significance as the church as been built on ruins of previous churches.

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Thank DrLFoodie
Coupeville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The San Rufino church is not the main attraction in Assisi, but the inside of this cathedral is worth exploring. We enjoyed the art and architecture. The building was very accessible.

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Thank Tom J
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We didn't realize there was a lower level we could tour, and it was really fantastic to see the old ruins. Definitely worth the small admission price.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The Church of San Rufino is the Duomo of Assissi. It is difficult to comprehend how old it really is. Suffice to say, St Francis and St Clare where baptised here as children. St Francis's parents were regulars here before he was born. The main site is the font where The young Francis was baptised. During our visit to the... More 

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Portland,ND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Home of St. Francis where his parents had a small room. It is an historic church built over ancient Roman ruins.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The Duomo is a lovely airy building with a relaxing feel. There have been various churches on this site and some of the original foundations can be seen through glass panels set in the floor. Some good art works and the facade is beautiful

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