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. To visit Duomo 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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  • August 18, 2017
    Among the many nice things about Assisi I recommend you to visit the Cathedral of San Rufino. Very nice.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The façade de twelfth century is extraordinary. Full of beaded animals, some biting each other, birds, Lions, dragons, dozens of figures from the early medieval flavor.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Simple Church. Unexpected the underground Church, surcharge, not be discouraged deserves. Not only religious works.
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  • Great, if not slightly overrated. I guess you have to be a romantic or religious to really appreciate it, neither of which I am! Still, the scenery is marvellous and it's a great day out. I think it's one of the key places that everyone should visit if you go to Italy as it has real historical significance.
  • This is a beautiful cathedral and the courtyard in front of it is an area where Saint Francis preached.
  • Interesting place to visit during a sightseeing Assisi.
  • Stunning cathedral in a magical place...
  • Worth stopping and checking out

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