A visit to Cattedrale di San Rufino will have you at the doors of one of the most important churches in the history of the Franciscan order. It is also famous for being the church in which Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Clare, and many of their disciples were baptized. The cathedral originated in the 12th century, after the bishop of Assisi had a miraculous vision. The Romanesque facade is a typical example of 12th-century Umbrian churches, and is divided into three levels featuring highly decorative friezes. Visit the famous font inside, and at the same time take a look at the underground crypt, which houses a Roman sarcophagus from the third century. To visit Cattedrale di San Rufino on your holiday in Assisi, and find out what else Assisi has to offer, use our Assisi road trip planner .
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Cattedrale di San Rufino Reviews
An unexpected gem. The front of the Cathedral is a great example of Romanesque Art including the lions that flank the front entrance, one biting the head of a Christian martyr. Below the Cathedral, is... more »
Sehr schlicht im Vergleich zur Basilika San Francesco, und zur Zeit unseres Besuchs von Touristengruppem verschont more »Very simple compared to the Basilica of San Francesco, and at the time of our visit spared by tourist squads
A marvelous place to visit and enjoy, the building is very unique and worth the trip.
Such a lovely place, especially in the down season where there aren't as many tourists. We didn't stay here, but visited for the day. There ins't a great deal to actually do, but plenty to see and discover. The view and serenity is worth the trip for sure. A must see for somewhere more central of Italy.
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