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Santa Maria delle Rose

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Address: Via Santa Maria delle Rose 10, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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Serendipity at its best

A small church interior has been converted into a showcase for an artwork based around multiple renditions of a gorgeous, abstract, sculpture of the Virgin Mary, designed to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2016
john w
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Palo Alto, California

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Palo Alto, California
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

A small church interior has been converted into a showcase for an artwork based around multiple renditions of a gorgeous, abstract, sculpture of the Virgin Mary, designed to be held in the hand. We happened across this by accident, and were delighted we did.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

When you walk in the door you are greeted with a marvelous art installation. There are layers of meaning in the unusual piece that are explained by a docent as you hold one of the carved pieces in your hand. You need not be religious to appreciate what the artist accomplished. When you have finished with the first art piece,... More 

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Senigallia, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Fell into this church tucked away on a back street of Assisi. After the crowded, tourist-filled famous cathedral, this was an oasis for the mind and spirit. Beautifully explained by a devotee of the artist and his work, this installation will warm your heart and soul.

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Our B&B was literally 20 steps from here so of COURSE we had a look. Whether you are Catholic or not even religious, this is amazingly beautiful and FREE and WELL WORTH a visit. Once you have seen the beautiful, larger than life Tau in this little church, the millions on offer in souvenir shops just don't seem to cut... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A magical experience which I cannot describe in words. I meditated in Santa Maria dello Rose and I also met the artist, Guido Dettoni. I am so grateful for him moulding Maria in his hands. He has given women in the world a huge appreciation and a voice. The place is perfect for his exhibition. Thanks to the lovely ladies... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

What a fabulous work of art - and so interesting and moving. Well worth a visit. All the reviews say people stumbled across it and were blown away by it and that's how we came across it.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I "happened" upon this sacred display of Madonnas while wandering the passageways of Assisi. At first, I thought it was one of the many hidden "Exposition Chapels," but I was astounded to discover an unusual and spiritual art exhibit by renowned artist.Guido dettoni della Grazia. there is another meditation "surprise" behind the Madonna display wall - NO ONE should miss... More 

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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

this exibit radiates grace and peace. A treasure I unexpectedly witnessed in Assisi. I highly recommend visitors to Assisi to visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We came across this little church by accident, strolling through the winding streets of Assisi. We looked in and it was a "breath of fresh air and inspiration". The music and the exhibition were perfect for the setting. Other reviewers describe better than me the sculptures, but the carving of Mary are just beautiful! A must visit, albeit for a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It was one of the most memorable churches I saw in Italy. Beautiful sculptures by Guido Dettoni Della Grazia.

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