Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, Assisi

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Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, on the Umbrian plains near Assisi, is the birthplace of Christianity's Franciscan Order. The intricately frescoed basilica stands 75 m (246 ft) high. A carved tree trunk holds the altar in the building's crypt. You can view St. Francis of Assisi's rope belt, as well as his deathbed in the Capello del Transito, where he died in 1226. Be sure to visit the Porziuncola, the small ninth-century stone chapel around which the structure was built. With our world travel planner, Assisi attractions like Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This church represents an oasis.The entrance must be done in meditation, because what you will find inside, if approached in the right way, will allow you to enjoy a feeling of peace that you will...  more »
  • The Porziuncola was the church founded by St. Francis after his conversion to spirituality, as well as the church in which St. Clare found asylum after her fleeing from her family home. Nowadays this....  more »
  • This place is amazing! The whole place but especially the little church inside is beautiful! There seems to be Mass at least every hour. If you go to Mass, go to Confession and pray a few prayers (you can find them on a card at the bank of the church) you can get the indulgence St Francis asked the Pope for!
  • Have you ever seen church in church? Not yet? So let's go to the Santa Maria degli Angeli and visit the Basilica. This small village is located close to Assisi and it is the place where San Francisco lived and established Franciscan order. He died just in the small church called Porciunkule which is in the centre of the Basilica. Now it is one of the famous pilgrims aim in Italy.

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