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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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  • It is a place of worship for all believers. Not easy to describe the emotions it elicits visit this place. For years I come to pray in this place of peace and serenity. I hope to be visiting the small chapel located inside the sanctuary. It is very collection.
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  • What a beautiful and peaceful place to visit while in Italy...i visited Cascia with my friends...Inside the basilica is the relic of Ste Rita and even you can visit the convent where Ste Rita used to ...  more »
  • Very crowded as the basilica del Santo, this is a visit not to be missed. Beautiful both externally and internally. has a huge square and an avenue running alongside good for a walk but also to sit sideways on seats made of bricks on the wall running alongside. Easily accessible via the new door from paid parking, with escalators uphill. During this period the masses take place outdoors not being allowed access to the earthquake of October 30, 2016.
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  • 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!
  • Sainte rita was always more close to me than my mom...and my dream is to visit her place once i can
  • 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
  • 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.