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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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  • St. Rufino, the 3rd-century bishop who brought Christianity to Assisi and was martyred here. St. Francis, St. Clare, and Emperor Frederick II were baptized at this church. 
  • other church art in the streets of the village of beautiful assisi off square where linger to admire the Cathedral and the only con cars parked on site
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  • Recommend that you visit the Cathedral of Assisi and if you have some time to spare, buy your ticket to watch the museo diocesano and crypt, it's certainly worth it.
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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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