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Chiesa Nuova

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Chiesa Nuova

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Small Group Tour of Assisi and St. Francis Basilica visit
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Piazza Chiesa Nuova 7, 06081, Assisi Italy
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Assisi and Orvieto Day Trip from Rome

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Take a break from the bustling streets of Rome with a coach tour to the peaceful, Italian countryside towns of Orvieto and Assisi. Travel comfortably by coach to Orvieto, best known for its Gothic masterpiece, the Orvieto Cathedral, and then onto the town of Assisi, where you visit the birthplace and home of St. Francis of Assisi. Hotel pickup and drop-of makes for a hassle-free experience.
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rolon2222 wrote a review Sep 2019
Leonardtown, Maryland13 contributions5 helpful votes
Daily Mass was at 6:30pm, one of the latest in Assisi, and usually only has 5-10 people attending. It's a beautiful church for a quiet daily Mass. It's a small, but gorgeous church worth visiting.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Christina_Hammer wrote a review Aug 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark292 contributions32 helpful votes
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One of Many beautiful churches in the beautiful City of Assisi. Situated in A Nice little Plaza with A statue. Remember ti look up to see the amazing dome - and Down to see the spectacular floor!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Edwelsh wrote a review Jul 2019
North Canton, Ohio3,684 contributions385 helpful votes
This small church was built over the spot of St Francis home. Because they needed another church in Assisi. This one is simple and not overly decorated. But it’s significant because they put on display the room where St Francis was imprisoned as a boy. It would have been better to save and restore the home, but...
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Date of experience: July 2019
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SoCalOregonian wrote a review May 2019
Murrieta, California9,179 contributions983 helpful votes
This church, built by the Franciscans, is on the supposed site of the birth house of St. Francis. Construction was started in 1615 and consecrated in 1691. Built in a Greek cross design, the Nave and transepts are the same size. Inside the church is the stairwell in which his father imprisoned St. Francis. Later released by his mother. The steps behind the Cappella dell’Immacolata lead to the entrance of the family home. If you ask the Friar on duty politely he may allow you to take photos.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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phat_dawg_21 wrote a review May 2019
Alpharetta, Georgia9,368 contributions501 helpful votes
It was built in 1615 on the site of the presumed birthplace of St. Francis, the house of Pietro di Bernardone. It was then called Chiesa Nuova because it was the last church to be built in Assisi at that time. It is in the late Renaissance style and features a high dome divided in coffers, with lantern and a drum. Such a caisson ceiling is a feature of Renaissance architecture. The plan is a Greek cross one, with nave and transepts of the same length. This was inspired by the church of Sant'Eligio degli Orefici in Rome, one of the few churches designed and built by Raphael. The church is decorated with frescoes by Cesare Sermei and Giacomo Giorgetti from the 17th century. You can see the stairwell where Francis was imprisoned by his father.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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