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“you can't miss the castle-like, stone buildings on the hill.”
Review of Assisi Heights

Assisi Heights
Reviewed September 3, 2014

Don't miss the Assisi Heights Convent. The stone buildings are located on a prominent hill overlooking Rochester. This is a beautiful, peaceful place with spectacular architecture. The entrance is an ornate lobby with slate floor, 60 foot tall Italian marble columns, and hand-blown stained glass windows from Germany. The very large granite columns are all identical in shape but of several different colors -- green, blue, brown, etc. Our guide was one of the sisters. She told us that Assisi Heights Convent is a 3-story Italian Romanesque building, the home of the Sisters of St. Francis. The structure bears a striking resemblance to the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Italy.

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Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Franciscan Sister's worked side by side with the Mayo Brother's to form St Mary's Hospital........the Sister's we're housed at Assisi Heights, and a spectacular view can be seen of Rochester when you drive up around the building. It has an emergency disater area under the building to help in floods, disaters as the like....very interesting to learn and see how the Sister's lived.......they helped in surgery also....a formidable ali in the making of the Mayo KINGDOM.....come see us...

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Reviewed August 23, 2014

The story of Assisi Heights and its place in Rochester history was amazing. Our tour guide was one of the nuns who was one of the most fascinating women I have ever met. Don't miss the chance to visit this wonderful place.

6  Thank duffydog100
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

Be respectful, enjoy the views and architecture. Beauty and peace at its best. Learn the history, it will blow you away. Don't miss the chapel. A visit that could change your life. Be open

2  Thank danaknaak
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a peaceful place were you can go for a walk in the gardens or for an spiritual retreat. THe chapel is very nice and quiet. We have attend music concerts in there and is beautiful

2  Thank Mariche21
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