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Santa Maria degli Angeli
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Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence
Ranked #4 of 81 things to do in Assisi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This Basilica was started in 1569 to the designs of Galeazzo Alessi, and features a statue of the Madonna in bronze gilt by G. Colasanti and an interior whose architectural style is Doric.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“we miss it”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

it was our last hour in assisi we went down near the train station hoping to visit the place where st francis died but it was 12h55 . usualy they close at 12h 45 so we will hope to come again and visit

Visited March 2013
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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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“Massive basilica enclosing tiny historic church”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

The ancient little church within the basilica is called Porziuncola or Little Portion, a name well known in Francisican circles. As the place where Saint Francis died, it a most sacred place, regardless of your religious affiliation.

I could have spent much longer here, but had to keep up with other pilgims heading up the hill to the town of Assisi itself.

I will have to re-visit

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Put it on your Sunday Itinerary”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Most other reviews rave about this basilica, and I agree it is well worth a visit.
I just hapened to be there around midday on a Sunday when the service took place and if you are able to visit at this time, it would be additionally impressive to witness and/or participate in the procedures.
As is often the case in the more interesting places one visits, photography is limited or prohibited.

Visited June 2012
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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“An enshrined church.”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

On our way out of town we made a brief stop at the majestic Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli. Within this majestic basilica, which is an amazing building in and of itself, you find a small, beautiful 9th century church that St. Francis nurtured. The small church within the larger basilica is called Porziuncola, and I expect that you will find it a sacred space regardless of your religious affiliation.

Visited January 2013
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“A church within another”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

The Santa Maria church is really one of it's kind - a church within a church. The little chapel is so peaceful, nested and protected by it's more elaborated outer church. It is really worth a visit, regardless of your religion.

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