Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, Assisi

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Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, 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 - Porziuncola 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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  • I'm glad I got to see this, even though it was extremely crowded. I wish we had requested a tour because there is so much to see and it's overwhelming. I am not a Catholic, but I can appreciate the... 
    I'm glad I got to see this, even though it was extremely crowded. I wish we had requested a tour because there is so much to see and it's overwhelming. I am not a Catholic, but I can appreciate the...  more »
  • We live in Umbria and we’ve been to Assisi a bunch of times. We’ve often passed by this impressive basilica and I’ve always liked it. In the evenings the cupola is lighted beautifully. You can see it....  more
    We live in Umbria and we’ve been to Assisi a bunch of times. We’ve often passed by this impressive basilica and I’ve always liked it. In the evenings the cupola is lighted beautifully. You can see it....  more »
  • I take my students here every year when we make our pilgrimage to Assisi. I feel like many visitors miss seeing this church because it requires a bus ride down from “old Assisi” to “new Assisi”— but.....  more
    I take my students here every year when we make our pilgrimage to Assisi. I feel like many visitors miss seeing this church because it requires a bus ride down from “old Assisi” to “new Assisi”— but.....  more »
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  • Perfect place, it's so emotional beeing at Porciuncula!
  • I think everyone knows of this place if they visit Umbria. It is very famous but is a bit outside Assisi I recommend having a car if you want to get here. They have mass on Sunday mornings but you can still enter to look around even during mass which was a bit weird but still worth a look.
  • If one is searching for a spiritual experience it is one of the best places. One can feel God's love and forgiveness. The church is nice to visit the porciuncala a small chapel inside the church where saint Francis of Assisi heard Jesus saying build my church. At first he taught that Jesus was telling him to build this chapel which was in a very bad state but later on saint Francis understood that God was referring to the whole Catholic church. While there one can visit the city of Assisi not far away further up the mountain.
  • This Francis-linked site is a bit off the main trek, but should be considered essential and is actually rather easy to reach, particularly if coming in by train. It is an easy 1/2 mile stroll from the station. Once there you will not only find the stone chapel that Francis and followers rebuilt at the start of his ministry, but a chapel marks the place of his death. The complex is vast with interesting displays of creches, some focus on telling the story of Clair, and a large bookshop. Connection between the train station and Assisi is available by a city bus ride - buy inexpensive tickets from the helpful shop at the station - that transports one near the top of town where gravity can lead you through the town.
  • Amazing place. All that work that is done so many years ago. Amazing

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