Santa Maria degli Angeli, Assisi

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. With our world travel planner, Assisi attractions like Santa Maria degli Angeli can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Visit highly recommended! Exciting. The Church where St. Francis constituted his order is really a place full of emotion that collects and helps.
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  • A must for those who go to Assisi. Before getting on to Assisi stop to visit this wonder.
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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

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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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