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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Basilica di Santa Chiara
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Basilica di Santa Chiara Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,106 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • The basilica of Saint Clare is always beautiful! The Crucifix of San Damiano gives the Church an added value!
    View original
  • It's not sumptuous or filled with frescoes but felt a very strong energy in this church. The crypt of Santa Clara is underground and is beautiful. The square in front you have a lovely view of the village down there.
    View original
  • unique moments, bits of history that takes your breath away, all very neat and clean, really exciting
    View original
Google
  • 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.
  • Very very good place, especially the original clothes of San Francis and Saint Claire.
  • Very beautiful, taking photos is forbidden, but that's just out of respect.
  • Lovely short self guided tour with some wonderful relics at the end. Most people come to Assisi for the other Basilica but be sure not to miss this one. It is a lot more calm and relaxing to walk through with less noise and crowd.
Places to stay near Basilica di Santa Chiara

Plan your trip to Assisi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Hidden gems in Assisi

5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 4​h

Historic Sites in Assisi

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Assisi

4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Shopping in Assisi

View all >
5.0
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Assisi

4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 3​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 30​min

Plans to Basilica di Santa Chiara by other users

15 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Perugia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Perugia BY A USER FROM MALTA December, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM HONG KONG July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AZERBAIJAN July, culture, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans