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Address: Piazza San Rufino, Assisi, Italy
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+39 075 812283

First built as early as the 5th century, this historic church features the...

First built as early as the 5th century, this historic church features the baptismal font of St. Francis, St. Clare and Emperor Frederick II.

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This historically significant church is located on the other end of Assisi from the Basilica and is built on the ruins of older churches. Foundations of which can be seen through... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Murrieta, California
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Murrieta, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historically significant church is located on the other end of Assisi from the Basilica and is built on the ruins of older churches. Foundations of which can be seen through sections of glass flooring of the cathedral. This church is where St. Francis, St. Clare were both baptized. The crypt was not open on the day we visited

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

I believe that Saint Rufino somehow gets forgotten given St. Clare and St. Francis. However, he is the patron Saint of Assisi and this is another Church you need to see on your spiritual pilgrimage

Thank JackandLaurieB
Burnsville, Minnesota
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

St. Rufino, the 3rd-century bishop who brought Christianity to Assisi and was martyred here. St. Francis, St. Clare, and Emperor Frederick II were baptized at this church.

Thank biblemike1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Not nearly as interesting as the Basilica but well worth a visit as are all these ancient churches. Originally meant to be the biggest church in the world it never made it due to the Black Death.

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This unimposing church carries many signs of the Etruscan predecessors and inside you can view the ancient foundations upon which this church was built through the glass floors. Despite extensive reconstruction underway indoors it was still a marvelous visit.

Thank Mark P
East Berkshire, Vermont
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful church and not as touristy as the Basilica Saint Francis or the nearby St Clare Cathedral. It is still a solemn place. It was built on some ancient ruins. It is were St Francis and St Clare were baptized. Were ever you go in Assisi you are either climbing up hill or walking downhill, but it... More 

Thank RobertTower
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Duomo was meant to be one of the largest if not the largest church in the world. Due to the plague and the resulting impact on finances, only the facade was built. What is there now was meant to only be a small part of the overall structure. But what is there now is well worth seeing. Less crowded... More 

Thank RiverCajun
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Far calmer than the tourist-laden Basilica Papale San Francisco D'Assisi, this building is well worth visiting. Some of the older structures on this spot are visible through glass panels on the floor, and there are plenty of architectural features to catch the eye. It's an interesting place, but not one that will remember for long afterwards.

Thank Geoff T
Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a good stop in town if you are interested in all of the history of Assisi. Rick Steve's has an audio tour on his app of Assisi that is very good.

Thank Bill F
Lagos, Nigeria
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Built on the ruins of an ancient church, it was nice to see. It is not as frequently by pilgrims and tourists as the Basilica of St Francis or the church of St Clare, but while you are in Assisi, you might as well visit this beautiful Church it. It is quite close to St Clare (Santa Chiara), and it... More 

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