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Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi

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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 world travel planner, Assisi attractions like Basilica di Santa Chiara can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Place full of charm is quite unique. A trip worth making. Lovely place. To visit the Church and the crypt.
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  • A favor in Assisi the Basilica of San Francesco. Visiting particularly Holy Heart body is kept inside
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  • This church is basic and doesn't hold much beauty. You can visit the tomb of St Chiara and see the artefacts that remain from her life. We made the mistake of visiting in the mid afternoon and were su...  more »
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  • Great place to visit for some history on St. Francis and St. Clare. The original San Damiano cross is here.
  • Beautiful! On a piazza overlooking Umbria.
  • Very powerful and historical place. Spent hours in the plaza.
  • Less important than Francisco basilica but so much important if you have to understand Assise
  • Beautiful!