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San Damiano

Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812273
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One of the top 5 places to visit

Attended a small private tour here as part of a 10-day stay in Assisi. It is a smaller, more... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jordan M
United Kingdom

Everyone say to go to San Damiano. It's crowded, so very little atmosphere. Doesn't give the... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Lower Austria, Austria
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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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is the church where St Francis started his journey, having renounced his wealthy up-bringing and military background. The cross is a copy, with the original being in the church of Santa Chiara in Assisi city. We were in a group of art historians and...More

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 21 June 2017

It is about 1000 meters from the east exist of Assisi, Only problem it is down a steep hill through the olive groves. The church is small but very inspirational. We walked back to Assisi and the best part was the escalator. St Clair gave...More

Thank bb-starr
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I have been here 3 times and still get more out of it eveytime. My best advice to the unknowing traveller is, once you enter the chapel of the cross, walk right up to the altar to the right near the choir loft ( it...More

1  Thank Patkym
Reviewed 30 May 2017

A great place to learn more about the San Damiano cross and its importance to St. Francis and the church. A very interesting stop.

Thank Stumpy60
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Very important historical church. Enjoyed learning more about the Clares and St Clare. Was lucky to have a Franciscan give us a tour.

Thank legacyso
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The path to this sanctuario is a steep one down, luckily, from the town of Assisi. Silence is required from the gate of the path and during the entire visit. As with other churches in Assisi, no photos allowed. This sanctuary was where St Francesco...More

Thank kathimacc
Reviewed 14 May 2017

San Damiano Church is a wonderful place to visit. The tribute to St. Clare is moving. The view of the courtyard through the windows is very beautiful. When leaving San Damiano you can walk up through the olive trees to go to St. Clare's Basilica...More

Thank Deb52653518
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is perhaps the most reverent place that I have ever visited. It is a place for quiet prayer. It is possible to experience the presence of St Francis here.

Thank Malvoleo
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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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