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San Damiano, Assisi
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St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecosystems, is said to have been praying at San Damiano in 1205, when the structure was in disrepair. While kneeling, he saw a vision that told him to rebuild the church. The interior of the cathedral has a single nave, one circular rose window, and a wooden crucifix dating back to 1637. Although St. Francis' history here attracts visitors, it is primarily a place devoted to humble tranquility. Take a look at our Assisi tourist route planner to schedule your visit to San Damiano and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Franciscan place par excellence that keeps an indelible charm. Wonderful the cloister, the monastery of the Poor Clares, the little church where Francis met Jesus on the cross
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  • Exceptional place of worship, located in an area on the outskirts of town, with strict silence suggesting like that are a place to visit, but a place where the spirit soul and body accordingly are in perfect harmony
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  • Beautiful little church ... nice to see and very interesting history ... Although in my opinion inside remains a little naked
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  • Very simple yet pristine place. Away from the crowds. The history here is awe inspiring.
  • Amazingly peaceful and prayerful place.
  • A truly holy place!
  • A very spiritual place. A place of retreat, of introspection, reflection and silence. Our days there with prayer and song, were wonderful.
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  • The lovely place, where we manage better to regenerate the soul
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