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Santa Maria degli Angeli

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Address: Via Los Angeles, Via Patrono d'Italia | Frazione Omonima, Assisi, Italy
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+39 075 80511
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This Basilica was started in 1569 to the designs of Galeazzo Alessi, and...

This Basilica was started in 1569 to the designs of Galeazzo Alessi, and features a statue of the Madonna in bronze gilt by G. Colasanti and an interior whose architectural style is Doric.

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Awesome Basilica!

This is one of the most magnificent churches. A good guide will take you through and highlight all the history that is a part of this church. The central part of the Basilica... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most magnificent churches. A good guide will take you through and highlight all the history that is a part of this church. The central part of the Basilica houses the Porziuncula, the tiny church of St. Francis and the Franciscans. It was where St. Clare declared her intention to be a religious, leaving her wealthy... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saint Mary of the Angles holds the little Porziuncola within it to protect the little church Saint Francesco rebuilt. they are both a must see! There is also a manger scene next to it. St. Francis made the first living manger scene on the way back from Egypt in an attempt to convert the Sultan to put an end to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very surprised with this Church. It is huge inside (claims to be the 7th largest in the world). And the little church inside is fascinating. Certainly worth a look and the continue on touring other parts of this complex.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Basilica is at the foot of the city of Assisi. It is famous for the Porziuncola that is a small chapel inside the Basilica. St. Francis was praying in this small chapel when he received his direction to save the church. After St. Francis's death, there were so many pilgrims that came to visit Porzincola that the church built... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to see a place of worship so closely associated with St Francis of Assisi. Museum is very good. (The signs to the museum entrance are rather confusing. At least during winter, the only entrance is close the exit to the basilica complex.)

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Midnight Mass at Santa Maria Degli Angeli is a memory from my Bucket List. The atmosphere is more like that of a neighborhood church rather than a grand cathedral. The choir, composed of residents and not monks as one might expect, comes to their places in the choir stalls behind the main altar about 11:30 pm. Volunteers, wearing identifying uniform-style... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is the beginning of St Francis. The inside of the church is the same spot where St. Francis heard God's calling. The rose garden outside is where he performed his miracle. There are many people as well as pilgrimage groups touring but take time to look at the history, there is nothing that compares to Santa Maria degli Angeli.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

A must-see if you are tracing the steps of St. Francis in Assisi. This is an amazingly huge basilica and is an important place in Assisi history. Must see the chapel within the chapel and the rose garden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My friend and I visited this Basilica in the afternoon at about 4 pm, and it was very quiet with few visitors. We could see the Basilica after alighting from the bus (which goes to the main train station). After clearing security and entering the Basilica, we went to the porziuncola and admired the artwork inside and outside. The altar... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This Basilica, in the valley below Assisi old village, was built over a period of 110 years or so to house and protect the small church that St Francis restored when he received hios original call to serve God. Both the Basilica and the little church are beautiful. Francis heard the message "Restore my church" and his first response was... More 

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