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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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  • This is the cradle and origin of the Franciscans and the Klarissene that grabs the simplicity of religiøsiteten in the belief they have. This is the Church Holy Francis restored after hearing Christ speak to him through a crucifix. Here lived Holy Klara and poor Sisters of Clare died in 1253.
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  • What a beautiful place! The sanctuary of San Damiano is part of numerous places that every Catholic must visit! City beautiful and blessed!
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  • Exciting place. It is worth to be visited. Place of peace and prayer. Required return. Part of the life of St. Francis.
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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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