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San Damiano

Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812273
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Awe inspiring

To see the little church that St Francis repaired and where he heard Christ speak to him from the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
W4383FWinfo
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Budapest, Hungary
San Damiano and the Convent of St. Clare

This was a charming old (and well kept) church in the hills of Assisi. It was here that St. Clare... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Patti R
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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“olive groves” (11 reviews)
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Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

To see the little church that St Francis repaired and where he heard Christ speak to him from the cross fills one with awe. Likewise the original convent of St Clare and the spot where she died.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a charming old (and well kept) church in the hills of Assisi. It was here that St. Clare lived and had her convent. It was also here that St. Francis witnessed an exhortation from Christ from the cross to build his Church. And...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church of San Damiano is a complex of church, chapel, cloisters, dormitory and refectory. The small courtyard was beautifully decorated with cyclamens and geraniums. Visiting this building gave me a better understanding of Frances and Clare It is well worth the walk down the...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This small chapel located just 2 kms outside the town of Assisi is famous among pilgrims because story has it that this was where an image of the Crucified Christ spoke to St. Francis. This was the beginning of his conversion and monastic life. Inside...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

To get to this 12th century church, you can walk down from Assisi's main street, and through olive groves, unti you reach what became the monastery of Santa Chiara. In this church, San Francis heard for the first time the voice of God instructing him...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

First, La Verna is not a ‘tourist destination’…. it is a place for meditation and inner exploration in exquisite nature. The week spent at La Verna is one of the most tranquil places I’ve ever had the privilege of staying. It is near the top...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is where Saint Francis was called to rebuild the church which started his ministry. A giant of historical religious sites. It is also the convent of Saint Claire and her followers. Beautiful site.

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

What a joy to be in the home of St Clare and her sisters. I wish we had more time here just to soak up the beauty of the surroundings.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

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 12 October 2017

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.

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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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