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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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  • definitely worth a visit inside, although nearby we can find better honestly. I really like the stone used for the exterior, at sunset creates a spectacle of color really nice
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  • This Basilica is not to be missed. Very impressive, very spiritual. Don't miss to visit the Crypt which houses the mortal remains of the Saint and some relics.
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  • It is very cute. I had the opportunity of attending mass in the morning and sang the Sisters of the convent. Much mercy.
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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!