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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  • August 18, 2017
    There are emotions that can hardly fit together in different combinations of the human vocabulary. Remain flights in mid-air because it is all well and good to live them and indeed: to believe it doesn't need scientific proof. San Damiano, spiritual home par excellence of Franciscan places, dwelling-place of the Holy Spirit, Tabernacle full of mercy and reconciliation, bridge between Earth and heaven. Here you die and you reborn several times. "Go and repair my HOUSE" is the phrase that every stone of San Damiano whispers to the heart, in need of purity, and it skillfully, guides you towards internal reconstruction and in the wonderful works of creation, all his creatures. Tears and smiles, joy and pain are some of the motions to scale the heights of his soul. Hymns, prayers and celebrations are instruments of love in the hands of all those who want to live an authentic relationship with the Holy Trinity, the word and the story of the son of God, crucified and risen to become eternal light, only able to lead you on the right path. Saint Francis and Saint Clare, two gems in the capable hands of God, two mirrors reflections of the face of Christ, the Church's Humble hosts, either you do find and feel if they pray with a glad heart and nothing inside you will be as before. San Damiano inside offers the divine plan for each living being who believes in God: If you raise your gaze over the Crucifix of Christ victorious with all the characters of salvation, you can see the dove of the Holy Spirit and God the father; then bringing central axis the look are the painting of Your heavenly mother, the Virgin Mary and bringing back towards your heart touches the Tabernacle with Christ in the Eucharist. This dance of silent sight if repeated consistently ti inonda and the rest makes him mercy. Remember: his will be done forever! Not yours. Good journey
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  • August 15, 2017
    A strikingly beautiful, tops. A place full of spirituality. A place to live. San Damiano is an incredible storyteller and manages to talk about the Holy Spirit in you! Wonderful experience
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  • August 14, 2017
    It's a charming place, that one can't go and visit when you go to Assisi. A place it deserves. Great memories.
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  • Very simple yet pristine place. Away from the crowds. The history here is awe inspiring.
  • Sacred grounds and yes, awe inspiring.
  • Amazingly peaceful and prayerful place.
  • A truly holy place!
  • SAL SOLO WAS HERE?

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Where to stay in Assisi

To enjoy a sumptuous stay near most of the Assisi's main tourist attractions, check into a luxury hotel in the bustling heart of town. Visitors looking for a distinctly local alternative to a hotel can stay at one of many convent guesthouses in and around the city. Offering traditional B&B accommodation with simple comforts and good food, monastery lodgings are an ideal escape from the activity of the tourist-driven areas, as well as a good base for exploring the history-rich countryside surrounding the city.
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