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San Damiano, Assisi

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Religious Site
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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  • A thought for the soul ... I think ... when I enter in this church. The sobriety and little flamboyance of the place makes you feel very much alone. I'm not a Barfly of places of worship but San Damiano is really the place where you can "feel" your way!
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  • There are many words to say, for me here was the visit with the greatest emotions. Requires a time of contemplation and inner reflection. Yes this place is "magic". Council to proceed to visit alone.
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  • Beautiful church, a must if you come to Assisi and is devoted to Saint Francis, since for the Holy Church has meant a lot.
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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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