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San Damiano

Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812273
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A hike to a sanctuary

The path to this sanctuario is a steep one down, luckily, from the town of Assisi. Silence is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Simply magnificent

San Damiano Church is a wonderful place to visit. The tribute to St. Clare is moving. The view of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812273
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The path to this sanctuario is a steep one down, luckily, from the town of Assisi. Silence is required from the gate of the path and during the entire visit. As with other churches in Assisi, no photos allowed. This sanctuary was where St Francesco...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Damiano Church is a wonderful place to visit. The tribute to St. Clare is moving. The view of the courtyard through the windows is very beautiful. When leaving San Damiano you can walk up through the olive trees to go to St. Clare's Basilica...More

Thank Deb52653518
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is perhaps the most reverent place that I have ever visited. It is a place for quiet prayer. It is possible to experience the presence of St Francis here.

Thank Malvoleo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entering the first small chapel you're immediately struck by the years of prayer that have taken place there. It was so easy to spend time in spiritual contemplation. Not to be missed though quite a walk down and back up from Assisi.

Thank Derek C
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Visiting San Damiano while on pilgrimage. This is a humbling, quiet, peaceful, and Holy site where St. Francis received the call to "Rebuild my Church" by Christ speaking from the San Damiano cross. This is where St. Francis started his ministry rebuilding the crumbling church...More

2  Thank DeaconRon
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Few steps from the city centre of Assisi there is this peaceful place. A small and beautiful church into the nature and surrounded by olive trees is a good location where spending some hours. Ideal for everybody, families included.

Thank OnTheR0adT0Paradise
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I had a hard time finding the place and walked up and down the road for awhile until I heard voices. Then, I followed a group of Nuns down to the Monastery. How fitting I thought as I ambled along behind them. I was in...More

1  Thank lastNovaScotian
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is the site where St. Francesco recieved the message from Jesus to rebuild my Church. St. Clare, follower and close friend of Francis, founded her Order of the Poor Clares here at San Damiano in 1212.

Thank biblemike1
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I did not know what to expect here. My wife, who is Catholic, suggested we visit San Damiano while we spent a few days in and around Assisi. Of all the experiences - and there were so many - that enthralled me during our time...More

2  Thank DesertWillowTucson
Reviewed 15 January 2017

San Damiano is not in Assisi proper and takes some time to get there. We walked from the tour bus parking lot down a long wide path in fog. The fog added to the sense of reverence. This is a very peaceful and holy place....More

1  Thank Shortnik6
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peter c
Can a person book their own marriage at San domiano
10 November 2015|
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Hope D
to visit, is it necessary to be ona guided tour?? If so what are the days and hours?
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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Como posso fazer para chegar a pé, da basílica de São Francisco até San Damiano? É permitido andar a pé pela estrada?
13 September 2016|
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Response from Mir989 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk from the church to San Damiano easily. That is allowed. It is not very far. It is even better to go on foot than by car, because there is not so much parking space at San Damiano.
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