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.
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  • To visit, it's fantastic. Everything in Assisi to see peace surrounds you, and time passes with a leggetezza that makes you feel at peace with everything.
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  • Beautiful and her large and with as much curiosity to enrich our culture, de vedere, clean inside and outside, I highly recommend visiting Assisi.
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  • The Basilica has the simplicity and peace of Santa Clara. The atmosphere is very cozy and the view on the square in front of the Basilica is very pretty too.
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  • It is peaceful. The building, made of marble and stone keeps her relics and crypt.
  • Lovely church in a lovely town. You understand the importance of Santa Chiara in the life of St. Francis of Assisi.
  • No photos, but feel free to pray whenever and wherever you like.
  • Lovely place to visit and you should watch the film of her beautiful life with saint Francesco of Assisi it's wonderful
  • Lovely place to visit. Do not loose to see St Claire body.

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