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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  • We visited Sta Chiara where some old vestments of both St Francis and St Chiara are exhibited. Also the Crucifix who spoke to St Francis.  more »
  • I heard a few groups were not sure it.was worth the wall....it is especially if Catholic. Such an important figure in our faith and want a great role model she has become.  more »
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  • We skipped our group lunch to walk to the Basilica. It was amazing and so worth it. The church is so beautiful. This is a MUST see!
  • We were here on Sunday so we did not see the interior of the basilica but the exterior architecture is unique. The angled walls were added after earthquake damage to add additional support for the structure.
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