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Reviewed September 29, 2018

This is not a big tourist attractions, it is just the kind of church I love. Simple, beautiful, homely. It is a place I would use to contemplate and just BE. Restrictions are minimal and just what one would expect in a church anyway.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Heather L
Reviewed September 26, 2018

This sweet little church was built in 1615 on the site where St. Francis was said to have been born. Inside the church, beautiful frescoes adorn the upper walls. Just outside of the church, a statue depicting St. Francis' parents is on display. If you...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

On my way back to where we were parked, I wanted to stop to see one other church I had seen that was close to the Temple of Minerva. It was the Chiesa Nuova. This church was built over the birthplace of St. Francis, his...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Chiesa Nuova is built above the site that is considered the paternal home of St. Francis. It was so named, as at the time it was built it was the newest church in Assisi. It was erected in the early 17th century and built in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

There's a pilgrims' path which connects the Basilica for Clare to the Basilica for Francis. Chiesa Nuova lies in between. It is the church built on Francis' home. Be sure to tour all three spots. Our tour guide told us the story of Francis' early...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

We journeyed to this church while praying the Stations of the Cross with the youth of Assisi. This is an old church going thru restoration work by the help of the Knights of Columbus. I was grateful to have the opportunity to visit with people...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

This is the historical religious birthplace of Saint Francis. It covers the home of Pietro di Bernardone, Saint Francis' father. It includes the small cell that his father locked him in to prevent him from continuing with his fledgling religious ministry.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

We found this small church next to an excellent pizzeria called Otello. The inside of the church is beautiful with great photo opportunities. Worth a visit before or after you try the excellent and very reasonably priced pizza at Otello.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 235danp
Reviewed December 25, 2016

A small church in Assisi. It is considered a new church even though it was built close to 300 years ago. Here you will find the home of St. Francis and the prison where his mother (or father?) held him captive. Some parts of the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

this is one of the many churches to see in the area------ it doesn't quite measure up to the Cathedral on top of the city or santa Maria on the other side of the train station.It is definitely a church to see and walk around.

Date of experience: July 2016
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NotAccidental
New Jersey
Local bus details-Montepertuso, Nocelle, Bomerano; Path o Gd (7 Replies)
Most of the following are questions about local buses in Positano and neighboring villages. 1. R Steves describes the internal bus as Red and White, others describe an Orange bus. Which? 2. Does this bus connect the two coastal road stops at Chiesa Nuova and Sponda with other parts of town so can be used to get down lower or go up with luggage ? How often do they run ? 3. Do the SITA buses between Sorrento and Amalfi stop at both stops in both directions, or only one stop in each...More
February 18, 2013|
Response frommathsboffin|
I can't answer all of your questions but can some. The internal bus we used (one that drives a loop around Positano and another one that goes up to Nocelle via Montepertuso) were both red. The "loop" bus connects the whole of the town and is great to use to avoid all of the steps. To get to Bomerano, you have to get to Amalfi and then change bus to Bomerano. We did what you suggest in point 6. We took a red bus to Nocelle where you can pick up the path and walk towards Bomerano. However,...More
SmileySnowman
Columbus, Ohio
Random question -- SITA bus schedule (2 Replies)
Hello! This is quite possibly a dumb question. My hotel is close to the Sponda Positano stop. Am I correct to believe that the SITA bus will stop at both Positano stops, although only the first is listed, depending on what direction the bus is heading? For example, from Sorrento to Positano, only Chiesa Nuova is listed; while from Almafi to Sorrento, only Sponda is listed. sitabus.it/sitabus/…QUADROXV.pdf Thanks in advance
May 11, 2011|
Response frombofoster|
Does ¨one way street¨ ring a bell?
Teala W
Sorrento to Positano (1 Replies)
Hi, I’m just wondering if someone may be able To help me. I’m wanting to use the SITA bus from Sorrento to Positano I noticed on their website going there the bus only stops at Chiesa Nuova Positano and not Sponda Positano, but to go back to Sorrento the bus picks up at Sponda and not Chiesa Nuova why not both stop for there and back? Thank you
April 07, 2018|
Response fromqaminari|
Those are not the only stops. The timetable gives only the FIRST stop in each location, which is obviously different on the way into Positano from Sorrento (Chiesa Nova) and from Amalfi (Sponda). The actual stops on the route of the 5070 are, coming from Sorrento into Positano: (Bivio Montepertuso) - POSITANO-CHIESA NUOVA - Via Marconi (Mattoni) - Il Cannetto - Via Marconi, 237 - Via Marconi, 170 - POSITANO-SPONDA - (Orticelli) (stops in brackets are just outside Positano- - and in the...More