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

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Here you can find interesting sights in Assisi, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Assisi, Italy.

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1. 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 FotoBerti-Assisi, per conto del Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi / Public domain

The Treasury Museum of the Basilica of San Francesco is a collection of sacred art exhibited in two rooms of the North 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 which holds the remains of the Poverello. Since 1986, the museum has been housed the F. M. Perkins collection including the works given to the Order of Conventual Friars Minor by the American art critic, Franciscan Tertiary, who died in Assisi in October 1955.

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2. 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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3. Basilica di San Francesco d'Assisi

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Basilica di San Francesco d'Assisi Berthold Werner / Public domain

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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4. 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.

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5. Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi

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Assisi St. Francis Lower Hall is one of the two buildings of Assisi St. Francis Lower Hall and Upper Hall. It has a crypt, elaborately frescoed by some of the greatest Italian artists of the 14th century, from the Lower Square of San Francisco through an entrance into the left side of the nave because of the steepness of the hillside.

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6. Porziuncola

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Porziuncola, also called Portiuncula 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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7. Basilica di Santa Chiara

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Basilica di Santa Chiara Gunnar Bach Pedersen / Public domain

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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8. Chiesa Nuova

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Chiesa Nuova Gunnar Bach Pedersen / Public domain

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.

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9. 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 can be accessed from the upper square of San Francesco d'Assisi.

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10. 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".

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11. 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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12. 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.

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