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Duomo di San Rufino, Assisi
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A visit to Duomo 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. Make Duomo di San Rufino a part of your Assisi vacation plans using our Assisi trip itinerary builder.
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  • Maybe a little less known and less visited than other churches, is well worth a visit. After a walk uphill you reach this beautiful church. The Interior is very nice, and on the floor of the glass plates become visible Roman remains beneath the dome
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  • Really nice Cathedral inside there are Roman ruins if nn mistake which you can see them from the floor because there are some stained glass Windows. To see no less
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  • I'm not sure if those hastily in assisi always want or find time for a visit to the Cathedral, I recommend it because it remains a glimpse of the village mostly seen where activities and urban planning integrates with those who live in assisi. the façade with a rose window and Bell Tower and the square bear witness to the history and past of umbria in General internally perhaps loses something artistically but for the practitioner and believer there is all about building and Auster .... don't miss it would be a shame!
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  • This is a beautiful cathedral and the courtyard in front of it is an area where Saint Francis preached.
  • Worth stopping and checking out
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  • Beautiful Romanesque church with rosettes and ornate portals with statues and decorations. The Interior has unfortunately been rearranged; Nice crypt.
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