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San Damiano

Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812273
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Beautiful church just outside the town walls

Beautiful little church and buildings only a short walk down the hill outside the town walls. I was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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If you are visiting Assisi and are walking in Saint Francis' footsteps you must visit San Damiano... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The church of San Damiano was restored by St. Frances of Assisi and later served as home for St. Clare.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812273
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful little church and buildings only a short walk down the hill outside the town walls. I was there when it opened so it was not crowded and I was able to enjoy the buildings and surroundings in the early quiet.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Assisi and are walking in Saint Francis' footsteps you must visit San Damiano. This is where he viewed the crucifix that spoke to him--it is now in the Basilica of Santa Chiara. This is a beautiful and moving church.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a highlight, much better depicting the atmosphere of Franciscus in contrast to the busy bus-load filled inner city church. The walking route in the church goes through the whole building showing you so many particulars, you could spend a day meditating about...More

Thank gerson v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small church outside the walls of the town of Assisi. Worth a visit but it is a walk downhill to get there and a big walk uphill to return to the town. Beautiful countryside views and walk by a grove of olive trees.

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

San Damiano is so important to the history of the city. St. Francis and St. Clair have such a linked history and it is obvious in this place. A powerful and moving spirit is what you feel throughout the tour. It isn't long or difficult...More

Thank theS4
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Médiéval contruction with archs, this quit hermit Monastery merit a visit; a statue of San Francisco simple and nice.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Walk in silence the Via San Damiano to this monastery. Breath in and out and sing within to th Most Highest as pure as Saint Clara and her sisters did. And still do in us when we meditate her live, sayings and writings.

Thank fvanhulsen
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I've been to San Damiano more than once. Each trip has been so special. The grounds are beautiful and seeing where St. Clare lived with her sisters is very inspiring.

Thank boliveri
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Attended a small private tour here as part of a 10-day stay in Assisi. It is a smaller, more intimate place than the larger basilicas in the centre of the town. It has a well-kept courtyard, many small spaces to explore, interesting frescos and of...More

Thank Jordan M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Everyone say to go to San Damiano. It's crowded, so very little atmosphere. Doesn't give the impression of a church but rather as a museum. ice walk to and from Assisi, but not worht it if you're pushed fro time!

Thank wrightone50
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Hope D
24 September 2015|
Response from Mir989 |
Je kunt op jezelf naar deze bezinswaardigheid en het is dus niet nodig om met een georganiseerde reis te gaan. De openingstijden voor toeristen zijn in de zomer 10.00-12.00 en 14.00-18.00. In de winter 10.00-12.00 en... More
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