Basilica di Santa Rita, Cascia

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    I'm more years than for the holidays we visit to this shrine and this year after the earthquake we had even more desire to go well tended the shrine visits always staggered every half an hour and we don't guess ever half an hour just the one that receives the candles and pink leaves popular and hard to get to The nun who takes the masses very courteous but makes us aware that beyond the Santini can give us Holy or blessed oil or dust and meanwhile not gave us anything then when I offer to make another donation rejecting gives us both what about VIVA SANTA RITA
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  • August 15, 2017
    Probably a Roman used to San Pietro, santa Maria Maggiore, San Paolo fuori le mura, San Giovanni, and many, many other basilicas most beautiful but all in all this was not impressed with it. The remains of the Saint are inside a glass case located behind a grate away two meters and therefore can be admired only from there doing a nice line. The vault is frescoed paintings style is not yet convinced me if not for the bright colours with predominance of blue. CMQ if you over there ... partirci from home seems excessive.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Lovely Place! Relaxing. . Full of beautiful things and so much history. as well as local produce great and yummy ...
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  • It's the most wonderful place to live and I've visited this place and I'd like to come again and pray for Lebanon.
  • Very Beautiful and Spiritual. Coming back is a must!
  • I'm living in Germany and i saw you in my dreams tonight. I didn't know who you are since i've googled santa rita... i must visit you! I love you santa rita!
  • Wonderful place in Cassia
  • 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! ❤️

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