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Santa Maria degli Angeli, Assisi

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Architectural Building Religious Site
Santa Maria degli Angeli, on the Umbrian plains near Assisi, is the birthplace of Christianity's Franciscan Order. The intricately frescoed basilica stands 75 m (246 ft) high. A carved tree trunk holds the altar in the building's crypt. You can view St. Francis of Assisi's rope belt, as well as his deathbed in the Capello del Transito, where he died in 1226. Be sure to visit the Porziuncola, the small ninth-century stone chapel around which the structure was built. Plan to visit Santa Maria degli Angeli during your Assisi vacation using our convenient Assisi tourist route planner.
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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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  • The Basilica is located a short walk from the train station and is not to be missed while in Assisi. It houses the Porziuncola, St. Francis’ first church. Located close to the Porziuncola is the Chape...  more »
  • I'm sure many people miss this in Assisi because of the St. Francis Basilica, but you really should take an hour or so to make this stop. May not be great for someone who has difficulty waking because...  more »
  • Very sad that many people miss this site on their way to Asssi and the famous St Francis Basilica.This magnificent cathedral has the small chapel inside where St Francis preached and prayed, it has th...  more »
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  • Peaceful building is built on the small church that St Francisco of Assisi built with his friends.
  • One of the Holiest place on earth, orgin of all of Indulgencies on Earth and place of perpetual Jubilee since 1216 ... 800 years of this celebrated in 2016
  • It's beauty is stupendous
  • I was there In at the end of September, just beautiful.
  • The interior clashes, but it's just a very calm place