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San Damiano

Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812273
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A lovely walk among olive trees

To get to this 12th century church, you can walk down from Assisi's main street, and through olive... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Martine A
Greenwich, New York
An amazing week

First, La Verna is not a ‘tourist destination’…. it is a place for meditation and inner exploration... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Lynnclaire D
Marbella, Spain
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The church of San Damiano was restored by St. Frances of Assisi and later served as home for St. Clare.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“olive groves” (11 reviews)
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Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812273
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

To get to this 12th century church, you can walk down from Assisi's main street, and through olive groves, unti you reach what became the monastery of Santa Chiara. In this church, San Francis heard for the first time the voice of God instructing him...More

Thank Martine A
Reviewed 27 October 2017

First, La Verna is not a ‘tourist destination’…. it is a place for meditation and inner exploration in exquisite nature. The week spent at La Verna is one of the most tranquil places I’ve ever had the privilege of staying. It is near the top...More

Thank Lynnclaire D
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is where Saint Francis was called to rebuild the church which started his ministry. A giant of historical religious sites. It is also the convent of Saint Claire and her followers. Beautiful site.

Thank K154IRrobertp
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

What a joy to be in the home of St Clare and her sisters. I wish we had more time here just to soak up the beauty of the surroundings.

Thank janthony0613
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Beautiful little church and buildings only a short walk down the hill outside the town walls. I was there when it opened so it was not crowded and I was able to enjoy the buildings and surroundings in the early quiet.

Thank bunyip612016
Reviewed 12 October 2017

If you are visiting Assisi and are walking in Saint Francis' footsteps you must visit San Damiano. This is where he viewed the crucifix that spoke to him--it is now in the Basilica of Santa Chiara. This is a beautiful and moving church.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This place is a highlight, much better depicting the atmosphere of Franciscus in contrast to the busy bus-load filled inner city church. The walking route in the church goes through the whole building showing you so many particulars, you could spend a day meditating about...More

Thank gerson v
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Small church outside the walls of the town of Assisi. Worth a visit but it is a walk downhill to get there and a big walk uphill to return to the town. Beautiful countryside views and walk by a grove of olive trees.

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

San Damiano is so important to the history of the city. St. Francis and St. Clair have such a linked history and it is obvious in this place. A powerful and moving spirit is what you feel throughout the tour. It isn't long or difficult...More

Thank theS4
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Médiéval contruction with archs, this quit hermit Monastery merit a visit; a statue of San Francisco simple and nice.

Thank Manuela L
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Hope D
24 September 2015|
Response from Mir989 |
Je kunt op jezelf naar deze bezinswaardigheid en het is dus niet nodig om met een georganiseerde reis te gaan. De openingstijden voor toeristen zijn in de zomer 10.00-12.00 en 14.00-18.00. In de winter 10.00-12.00 en... More
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