Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli, Assisi

Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli, on the Umbrian plains near Assisi, is the birthplace of Christianity's Franciscan Order. The intricately frescoed basilica stands 75 m (246 ft) high. A carved tree trunk holds the altar in the building's crypt. You can view St. Francis of Assisi's rope belt, as well as his deathbed in the Capello del Transito, where he died in 1226. Be sure to visit the Porziuncola, the small ninth-century stone chapel around which the structure was built. With our world travel planner, Assisi attractions like Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We did visit in Assisi during the Christmas season from the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, the destination of many pilgrims. Very nice facade inspired by the Roman Baroque then reworked, beautiful also the chapels of the Porziuncola, and transit and narcete. We also enjoyed the frescoes, the sculptural group depicting the crib over the apse. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • A wonderful container imposing and majestic that guards the treasure of spirituality which is the porziuncola
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  • In the Church is the "heart" of Francesco of Assisi. Emotion and faith makes a major attraction of Assisi
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  • A visit to Assisi is not complete if you skip the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Porziuncola. You can imagine the times of Saint Francis as it was here that he founded the order of the friars minors, approximately in 1208 - 1209. In this sacred place, one can feels an extraordinary inner peace which boosts even the unfaithful.
  • I've never been there personally. My sister gifted me a wooden cross with ASSISI engraved on the cross. I believe she had it Blessed at The Vatican. May we all receive Blessings from this Sacred area. Thank you Lord and Forgive Our Inequities. Peace be with us all, Jeff
  • Overwhelmingly beautiful complex filled with extraordinary works of art. The side chapels off the central Nave rival the porziuncola and the Cappella del Rosario with their impressive fresco cycles by a variety of artists.
  • Very nice place to understand a bit the vocation of St. Francis of Assisi.
  • Magnifica Porziuncola

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