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Basilica di Santa Rita, Cascia

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Basilica di Santa Rita is a minor basilica housing the relics of St. Rita, as well as numerous frescoes and bas-reliefs depicting her life and work. Ascend the hill of St. Augustine and climb a short flight of steps to reach the white travertine facade--inside, you'll find ornate works of art, a majestic organ, and the sarcophagus of St. Rita, which lies behind a narrow door leading into the old Church of the Blessed Rita. The marble-based sarcophagus was carved by Eros Pillini, and features four angels representing the cardinal virtues. To visit Basilica di Santa Rita on your holiday in Cascia, and find out what else Cascia has to offer, use our Cascia tourist route planner.
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  • Unfortunately, renovation work was going on in the Basilica while we visited. However the most important was that the relic of Santa Rita was still visible. 
  • to be revised yet great spirituality; too bad it was being restored, but the paintings are wonderful and the prayer is intense
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  • Although during my visit (10/3/2016) the shrine was under restoration, I could see the altar dedicated to the Saint and the lower basilica. Very nice and wonderful frescoes shrine. There is a lot of organisation for the reception of pilgrims who want to gain the Jubilee indulgence of mercy (explanation of exactly what to do and directions to see the most important points of interest). Well worth the visit to santa's Christmas House (5 km from Cascia). I highly recommend this meta is not for religious reasons.
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  • I never been there us I said my promised by my self I want to go vicit my patron St RITA de cascia giving her thanks personally to my two operations passing by This is my big dream and wishes to come in my Birthday May 22 this year Dear St.Rita de Cascia help me and guide to make my wish come true in the name of our Almighty Father Jesus Holy Spirit Amen
  • Sainte rita was always more close to me than my mom...and my dream is to visit her place once i can
  • This is like the best spiritual place to visit in Italy. If you love St. Rita, you must go there and give her your love. My visit was so beautiful. Me and the Saint are best buddies now. I love her to bits. Blessed be God for Santa Rita! ❤️
  • Worth the 3 hours drive . marvelous basilica.
  • I was so close... regret both. Sorry I love you Santa rqurida. Jorge
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