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Chiesa Nuova

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One of the many churches to see

this is one of the many churches to see in the area------ it doesn't quite measure up to the Cathedral on top of the city or santa Maria on the other side of the train station.It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
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Cottonwood, California
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Cottonwood, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

this is one of the many churches to see in the area------ it doesn't quite measure up to the Cathedral on top of the city or santa Maria on the other side of the train station.It is definitely a church to see and walk around.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Small church, worth a walk through mostly because of the tie to St. Francis. There is a little room to exemplify the small room St Francis father locked him up in for a while.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Still under renovation but the room where St. Frances' father held him captive remains on display. Lovely side chapels and late Renaissance architecture

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

It was very difficult to get a feel for the church since it was largely covered by plastic during an ongoing renovation. It was interesting to see the ties with St. Francis' family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

It is interesting seeing how much history of his life remains available. It was interesting to see how much opposition he faced from his family. But in April 2016, much of interior of church is behind scaffolds due to restoration work.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

This late Renaissance styled church was built between 1615-21 on the site of the family home of St. Francis of Assisi and located in the center of Assisi. The brick façade is quite plain with four Doric pilasters and a nice looking dome on top. The interior has five chapels decorated with many interesting frescoes. The area below gives an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Few tourists visit this church and thus make it more solemn for Catholics like me. It was amazing to visit the house of St. Francis' father, his room and the cell where he was detained. Why he was detained by his father remains a mystery to me though.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Not sure if Francis ever lived below but the "New Church" is in a latter and different architectural style. It's also off the beaten trail.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

The Chiesa Nuova, build in late renaissance style, looks a bit odd compared to the other churches like the duomo and the basilica. This church is said to be built on the original home of St. Francis. Inside you will find some frescoes about the horrible torturing of some Franciscan friars and the cell which is the place where St... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

This little gem sits off the main street. In its small piazzale are statutes of the parents of St Francis. The church is very small but the frescoes are lovely and the small room which served as his prison is moving and haunting. Take a moment to go out the back gate to see the family garden terrace. I only... More 

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