Cattedrale di San Rufino, Assisi

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A visit to Cattedrale di San Rufino will have you at the doors of one of the most important churches in the history of the Franciscan order. It is also famous for being the church in which Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Clare, and many of their disciples were baptized. The cathedral originated in the 12th century, after the bishop of Assisi had a miraculous vision. The Romanesque facade is a typical example of 12th-century Umbrian churches, and is divided into three levels featuring highly decorative friezes. Visit the famous font inside, and at the same time take a look at the underground crypt, which houses a Roman sarcophagus from the third century. To visit Cattedrale di San Rufino on your holiday in Assisi, and find out what else Assisi has to offer, use our Assisi road trip planner .
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  • really nice, our parish priest told us in broad outline some history, and appeared for more beautiful
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  • All Assisi is worth a visit, in addition to the main attractions, the many small houses, alleys and squares - restaurants.... But this Cathedral you can save yourself - or you visited it at the beginning, if it is still not so spoiled. The side chapel is worth a visit.
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  • If your in Assisi for the day I think it’s worth checking out. It’s free to enter and only takes about 15 minutes to check out. Not much detail inside but still incredible architecture. There was some...  more »
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  • A marvelous place to visit and enjoy, the building is very unique and worth the trip.
  • Such a lovely place, especially in the down season where there aren't as many tourists. We didn't stay here, but visited for the day. There ins't a great deal to actually do, but plenty to see and discover. The view and serenity is worth the trip for sure. A must see for somewhere more central of Italy.
  • Luckily not too many tourists when we where there on Sat. early afternoon. Impressive place, we liked the lower church more than the upper one. Unfortunately many of the frescoes have fallen off the walls, we assume during the big earthquake some years ago.
  • It's very similar to the other Cathedrals in the area. Obviously the Basilica of S. Francesco takes the crown.
  • Exquisite church. This is where Sts Francis, Clare and Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows were baptised. The font still stands in the corner. We were blessed to have a nun show us around and had a peek in the sacristy, which is like a little chapel of its own, with altar and relics. Simply beautiful. Very elegant sacred art and architecture.
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