St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecosystems, is said to have been praying at San Damiano in 1205, when the structure was in disrepair. While kneeling, he saw a vision that told him to rebuild the church. The interior of the cathedral has a single nave, one circular rose window, and a wooden crucifix dating back to 1637. Although St. Francis' history here attracts visitors, it is primarily a place devoted to humble tranquility. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Assisi trip simple and quick.
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$240 BOOK WITH VIATOR Assisi Full day tour including St Francis Basilica and Porziuncola Assisi Full day tour including St Francis Basilica and Porziuncola
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San Damiano reviews
A real gem in midst of a wonderful environment. so well maintained. the occasional bronze sculpture suit so well.
A real gem in midst of a wonderful environment. so well maintained. the occasional bronze sculpture suit so well. more »
Quite a pilgrimage walk to get there if following the signs from near St Clare’s Basilica but gorgeous views on the way and steps or ramp to walk on. Once there a self guided tour through the sacred..... more
Quite a pilgrimage walk to get there if following the signs from near St Clare’s Basilica but gorgeous views on the way and steps or ramp to walk on. Once there a self guided tour through the sacred..... more »
A lovely place to visit. The tranquil nature of the place was unfortunately spoiled by a group of noisy teenagers who were not reprimanded by the adult with them or the monks in attendance. Would recommend a visit at a more peaceful time.
I can't believe that I walked the rooms where St Clare prayed, walked, ate with her sisters and "touched" the wall where mass was "televised" because she was too ill to attend was all too much for me! I envisioned the time when St Clare repelled the marauders from climbing the walls of the convent. I consider this experience as God's gift to me as a Secular Franciscan.
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