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Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi

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Religious Site
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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  • i have been to this church a few times over the last 32 years, and I have to say that I am impressed by the improvements that have been made to give greater access to visitors.. Whereas, they were oft...  more »
  • This was such a sharp contrast to Basilica of St. Francis and yet they both led a very similar life of poverty, prayer and humility. If you are in Assisi, please do not miss this Basilica. It is a uni...  more »
  • The 'headline attraction' to Assisi is St. Francis, but St. Claire is equally important and interesting, just less well known. It's a beautiful basilica and shouldn't be overlooked.  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!