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Chiesa Nuova

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Address: Assisi, Italy
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Very solemn and quaint church

Few tourists visit this church and thus make it more solemn for Catholics like me. It was amazing to visit the house of St. Francis' father, his room and the cell where he was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This late Renaissance styled church was built between 1615-21 on the site of the family home of St. Francis of Assisi and located in the center of Assisi. The brick façade is quite plain with four Doric pilasters and a nice looking dome on top. The interior has five chapels decorated with many interesting frescoes. The area below gives an... More 

Thank T-Bird1974
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Few tourists visit this church and thus make it more solemn for Catholics like me. It was amazing to visit the house of St. Francis' father, his room and the cell where he was detained. Why he was detained by his father remains a mystery to me though.

Thank janina t
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Not sure if Francis ever lived below but the "New Church" is in a latter and different architectural style. It's also off the beaten trail.

Thank Mike N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

The Chiesa Nuova, build in late renaissance style, looks a bit odd compared to the other churches like the duomo and the basilica. This church is said to be built on the original home of St. Francis. Inside you will find some frescoes about the horrible torturing of some Franciscan friars and the cell which is the place where St... More 

Thank André V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

This little gem sits off the main street. In its small piazzale are statutes of the parents of St Francis. The church is very small but the frescoes are lovely and the small room which served as his prison is moving and haunting. Take a moment to go out the back gate to see the family garden terrace. I only... More 

Thank Wolfnavarre
Wilton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Try to see the original location first. This is a beautiful church with wonderful imagery of the family life of the Bernardone's. The father was a wealthy merchant who wanted his son to follow in his footsteps. It gives representation of the family business, and in contrast it shows what Francis would later call his prison, a small cell where... More 

Thank ruthandvern
Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Chiesa Nuova or simply ''New Church'', another of the many churches scattered in this beautiful town. Perhaps less flashy than the majestic churches of Assisi, in fact the size of this are modest but unlike many others it has a historical importance, here a few meters stood the house of the father of Saint Francis. A quick visit is well... More 

Thank Magellano81
Parma, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

in Assisi one expects BIG churches, lots of people. instead this church gives a feeling of intimacy, and one can picture young S Francis (originally this was his parents house) playing in the quaint, lovely square in front of the church, proximity to Otello a good reason to visit it just before lunchtime

Thank Pierosonoio
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Amazing church preserving the early life of St. Francis. A restoration is in progress, but you can see the boyhood doorway of St. Francis, his father's warehouse, and the cell his father imprisoned St. Francis.

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Dublin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Amazing to be in a spot where St. Francis lived. Hard to see the little prison where his father kept him. A must see while in Assisi!

Thank Ann C

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