Museo della Porziuncola
Museo della Porziuncola
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Philip P
Herentals, Belgium1,422 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
While a mess was ongoing we could stroll through most of the basilica. Impressive building, including the contrasts between the very sober central part and the more decorated side parts. Not to be missed - and please go to the rose garden and chapel!
Written February 15, 2020
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TedF
Melbourne, FL72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Family
I'd visited the Basilica in the main hill town of Assisi before, but having since read the St. Francis story, it was good to see here, the little church where he began. You have the think Francis would not approve of the vast church they propped over his small chapel, but it's rather a unique site to see. Having seen dozens of cathedrals, this one will really stick with me. Seeing the many Franciscan monks in their habits and the inside full of pilgrims gave a real sense of awe to the place. Don't just go up the hill to see the Basilica, definitely stop here as well.
Written September 12, 2015
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FreshTomatoes
California137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
I did not know anything about the Porziuncula before I found myself inside. Maybe that was why, upon entering, I had no expectations. It called to me. I was profoundly moved internally and it felt safe... but not only the space but by the energy, the spiritual energy that I cannot describe. Quiet and comforting. I prayed or meditated or just "was." Will you feel that? Maybe, and no matter, it is a special and important place to visit. Don't miss it. And Santa Maria is a gorgeous church, as well. You will see art and paintings that will be forever etched in your brain... I highly recommend it. Even if you are not religious, you will understand why Francis felt this was where he wanted to be and like him, we are all in our own transition.
Written April 10, 2015
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gdonnabky
Charleston, WV40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
In the basilica del Santa Maria degli Angeli is the tiny Porziuncola, where St. Francis of Assisi began his order of Franciscan friars. This tiny building is in the middle of a huge basilica, which is very beautiful in its own right. But the juxtaposition of an ancient little chapel, stunning in its simplicity and historical significance as the first headquarters of the Order of St. Francis, makes it a very special place indeed.
Written January 29, 2015
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805teacher
Wilmington, DE230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
Anyone who studies St. Francis of Assisi, or St. Clare of Assisi needs to know about the key role of the Porziuncola. It is worth reading about ahead of time, or having a tour guide explain. It has the feeling of a very holy place. People seem to be in awe just walking by it with great respect.
Written November 19, 2014
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Gaya
San Francisco, CA124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
My parents and I visited this Museo, which is actually a super old, small church within a tall old church. You can feel the sacredness if the place. Within the small church, I got a feel of how an authentic church may have felt many many years ago. The painting at the altar is mesmerizing. I wanted to sit there for hours simply viewing it. People kneeled in wooden platforms along the sides of the small church to pray. I left to observe the museum, which has artifacts that are beautifully restored unlike anything I’ve seen prior. I wish the museum had a direct translation from Italian to English along with the art and artifacts. The pamphlet helps but is not as thorough. This is a well constructed, small museum inside a tiny portion of a large functioning church.
Written May 26, 2018
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ADolores
Lafayette, IN1,383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
The Porziuncola in Assisi is a hidden gem. The little church that St. Francis rebuilt is housed in the larger church of Saint Mary of the Angels. The atmosphere is always quiet and reverent with many people stopping to pray.
Written October 28, 2017
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K154IRrobertp
235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is a must see site as a church within the beautiful and striking Santa Maria degli Angeli. This was a very simple but favorite church where Saint Francis spent his time to reflect. Highly recommended.
Written October 26, 2017
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ROB_DIANA_LEO12
Chicago, IL214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
My wife and I were married in the replica Porziuncola church that is located in Oak Brook, Illinois. In 2015, we missed our tour to Porziuncola so this time we took a train ensuring that we would not miss this exceptional trip.

For those traveling from Rome to Florence or vise versa, you can leave your luggage at the snack shop located in the train station, which is the same place where you buy bus tickets. The cost to store luggage was 25 euros for seven bags.

Porzinucola is only about four blocks away from the train station so it is within walking distance. The walk to the church was beautiful. I really loved the Italian ambient of Assisi.

It was a gratifying sensation to visit Porziuncola. When we were walking to the rose garden through a small hallway, we saw doves flying. I felt as though I was watching a movie when I saw the doves flying. This holy moment took me back causing me to say “You have to be kidding me”, indeed, I was embracing the surreal moment. We saw at least two doves. Apparently the doves are part of the church.

The merchants outside of the church will close down for siesta so if you arrive around noon, make sure that you purchase your souvenirs prior to entering the church.

Finally, the bus stop is right next to the merchants so you can take the bus to St. Francis Basilica without having to walk back to the train station.
Written July 1, 2017
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William D
Orlando, FL76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
The Assisi site with the most important connection to St, Francis, a place he loved more than any other, is actually a mile and a half outside Assisi in Santa Maria degli Angeli. Dwarfed inside a grandiose, touristy basilica built to enshrine it (NOT the even more touristy basilica the bears his name and bones in Assisi) is the Ponziuncola chapel. More than 800 years ago it sat is disrepair in a peaceful forest. Today it sits under a grand basilica dome -- still a monument to humility, simplicity and the contemplative life. It was here in this small but sacred space (it measures only 10-feet by 23 feet) that Francis retreated in prayer... lived for 18 years...where he took in the runaway Clare (St. Clare)... and where.the Franciscan order was born. A goosebump experience for Francis followers able to shut out the commercialism that surrounds. There is a small admission fee; and for reasons I could not immediately fathom other than perhaps to enhance postcard sales, no photos are allowed inside the basilica.
Written June 2, 2016
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