13 Sights in Assisi, Italy (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Assisi, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Assisi, Italy.

Sightseeing Tours in Assisi

1. Porziuncola

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Portiuncula, also spelled Porziuncola or Porzioncula, is a small Catholic church located within the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels in Assisi in the frazione of Santa Maria degli Angeli, situated about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Assisi, Umbria. It is the place from where the Franciscan movement started.

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2. Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

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Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

The Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor Conventual in Assisi, a town in the Umbria region in central Italy, where Saint Francis was born and died. It is a papal minor basilica and one of the most important places of Christian pilgrimage in Italy. With its accompanying friary, Sacro Convento, the basilica is a distinctive landmark to those approaching Assisi. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.

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3. Basilica di Santa Chiara

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Basilica di Santa Chiara

The Basilica of Saint Clare is a church in Assisi, central Italy. It is dedicated to and contains the remains of Saint Clare of Assisi, a follower of Saint Francis of Assisi and founder of the Order of Poor Ladies, known today as the Order of Saint Clare.

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4. Chiesa di Santa Maria

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The Sanctuary of Rivotorto stands in Rivotorto, at the foot of Mount Subasio, not far from Santa Maria degli Angeli. Inside the sanctuary, what is called the hovel was reconstructed, a place where Francesco d'Assisi and his first companions settled to pray, meditate, work at the dawn of the Franciscan fraternity, and in fact this moment is remembered with an incision in Stone at the entrance, HIC Primordia Fratrum Minorum. The sanctuary protects the renovated remains of two small stone buildings, without any ornament, inside which Francesco and his companions took refuge according to tradition. This place, around which there are roads and parking lots, was once surrounded by the countryside, a much less disciplined and cultivated campaign than what the Assisian campaign represents today. It must therefore be thought that Francesco and his first companions lived, according to the spirit of humility and poverty of Francis in a more difficult place to reach and isolated than the Sanctuary of Rivotorto is today.

Wikipedia: Santuario di Rivotorto (IT)

5. Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Francesco e Collezione Perkins

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Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Francesco e Collezione Perkins

The Treasure Museum of St. Francis Basilica is a collection of sacred art exhibited in two rooms of the Northern Palace of the Sacred Convent of Assisi, with access from the first floor of the Renaissance Cloister of Sixtus IV, close to the apse of the famous basilica that preserves the remains of the Poverello. Since 1986 the Museum has hosted the F. M. Perkins collection, including the works donated to the Order of the Friars of Conventual Friars by American art critic, Franciscan tertiary, who died in Assisi in October 1955.

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6. Cattedrale di San Rufino

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Assisi Cathedral, dedicated to San Rufino, is a major church in Assisi, Italy. This stately church in Umbrian Romanesque style was the third church built on the same site to contain the remains of bishop Rufinus of Assisi, martyred in the 3rd century. The construction was started in 1140 to the designs by Giovanni da Gubbio, as attested by the wall inscription visible inside the apse. He may be the same Giovanni who designed the rose-window on the façade of Santa Maria Maggiore in 1163.

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7. Museo diocesano e cripta di San Rufino

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The Assisi Diocesan Museum, in the city of Assisi, Italy, was founded in 1941 by bishop Giuseppe Placido Niccolini to preserve the most important works of art of the Assisi Cathedral and of several oratories of Assisi's confraternities. The museum is located underneath the piazza of the cathedral and has a collection consisting of about 300 works of which 100 are on display, exhibited in the museum's nine sections.

Wikipedia: Assisi Diocesan Museum (EN)

8. Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi

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The lower basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi is one of the two structures that make up the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi, together with the upper Basilica. Equipped with a crypt and frescoed splendidly by some of the greatest artists of the Italian fourteenth century, you access it from the lower square of San Francesco, through a portal that enters, due to the slope of the hill, on the left side of the nave.

Wikipedia: Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi (IT)

9. Chiesa Nuova

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Chiesa Nuova

The Chiesa Nuova is a church in Assisi, Italy, built in 1615 on the site of the presumed birthplace of St. Francis, the house of Pietro di Bernardone. It was then called Chiesa Nuova because it was the last church to be built in Assisi at that time.

Wikipedia: Chiesa Nuova, Assisi (EN)

10. Basilica superiore di San Francesco d'Assisi

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The upper basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi is one of the two structures that make up the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi, together with the lower basilica. It is accessed from the upper square of San Francesco d'Assisi.

Wikipedia: Basilica superiore di San Francesco d'Assisi (IT)

11. Chiesa di San Pietro

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The Abbey of St. Peter in Assisi, Italy, is inhabited by a small community of monks belonging to the Benedictine Cassinese Congregation. They live according to the Rule of St. Benedict, summarized as "Ora et Labora".

Wikipedia: Abbey of Saint Peter (Assisi) (EN)

12. Rocca Minore

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Rocca Minore Castle is the smaller of the two fortifications in the Italian city of Assisi and is located northeast of the city's historical center. The larger fastening system is the opposite Rocca Maggiore.

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13. Santa Maria sopra Minerva

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Santa Maria sopra Minerva Georges Jansoone / CC BY 2.5

The Temple of Minerva is an ancient Roman building in Assisi, Umbria, central Italy. It currently houses a church, Santa Maria sopra Minerva, built in 1539 and renovated in Baroque style in the 17th century.

Wikipedia: Temple of Minerva, Assisi (EN)


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