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The church of San Damiano was restored by St. Frances of Assisi and later served as home for St. Clare.
Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
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Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

Only 1,5 km from the center of Assisi, quiet place for prayers and pilgrims. You can walk around the wall. Views are very picturesque.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sewilka2016
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Very suggestive monastery on the hills of Assisi: it is the place where Santa Chiara lived with the other nuns. There is a very beautiful and peaceful cloister and, outside, a suggestive statue of St. Francesco, meditating while overlooking the valley of Assisi.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 January 2019

The peaceful area surrounding this monastery and the simplicity that they lived in is beautiful. I would highly recommend stopping here for an hour or so to feel the peace and understand what inspired St. Francis so deeply.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eurocoug
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Truly a beautiful place, to see how the Poor Clare’s lived and spread the word of God. If visiting stay for vespers you will not regret it

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eataroundwoburn
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

It is not an easy walk from the center of the city. But it is well worth it. A quiet church and cloister where Saint Francis first received his from Christ to rebuild the church.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank larrycollins3
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The San Damiano Cross that spoke to St Francis is no longer at this location but here is the place where the Founder of the Franciscan Order was asked to repair his Church. St. Francis initially took it as a physical rebuilding of this church....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Famluv2travel
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Conveniently located just below the town of Assisi, this is worth a stop. It is very peaceful and serene. 30 minutes and your through. Some people find this a very moving and religious visit. Quite a contrast to the town above. I was very disappointed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

After so much spend our the peace and simplicity of this place is outstanding. Do walk from the town it is part of the charm and don't miss the statue if St Francis gazing across the fields.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 186273Traveller
Reviewed 9 September 2018

San Damian’s is very special so peaceful , we’re lucky enough to go for Vespers one evening and share a service with other Pilgrims,The courtyard gardens are beautifully kept and a must to sit in and enjoy the silence and peace. I recommend ,if you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jennifer s
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Although it is just a small church with its own monastery, a bit outside of the city, San Damiano played a major role in history. It's told that this is the place where St. Francis in 1205 would have been commissioned by God to give...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Hope D
24 September 2015|
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Free, donations welcome. Just put location into sat Nav and turn up Opening hours through Google. Opens around 10 generally. I went solo and there is multi language guides printed as you enter.