Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi

See the original Cross of San Damiano, which is duplicated all over town, at Basilica di Santa Chiara. This church is dedicated to and contains the remains of Saint Clare of Assisi, a founder of the Order of Poor Ladies (now the Order of Saint Clare). Admire the simple pink and white stone facade. The basilica is quite plain compared to other Italian churches, in keeping with Saint Clare’s humble lifestyle. Descend into the crypt and see a statue of Saint Clare, a display of her relics, and art depicting her life. Using our international travel planner, Assisi attractions like Basilica di Santa Chiara can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A lovely place to spend some quiet time and think about the work started by St Clare that continues today. Also possible to visit her resting place in the crypt  more »
  • Behind an unremarkable exterior, the inside of this basilica is surprisingly beautiful - austere, with a few fading beautiful frescoes and the famous "talking" crucifix, an Orthodox-like piece of art....  more »
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  • So beautiful! 💙💚💛💜 I am very happy I got to visit Assisi this year. Didn't go last time. The Basilica was divinely majestic and a true jewel of the Christian world.
  • So beautiful! I loved seeing the real San Damiano cross and the clothes and hair of St Clare as well as some of St Francis' clothes. And the tomb of St Clare is a wonderful place to pray.
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