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First built as early as the 5th century, this historic church features the baptismal font of St. Francis, St. Clare and Emperor Frederick II.
Piazza San Rufino 3, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was ok it isn’t as good as some of the other places of worship around Assisi but it is alright for 15 min thing if your close!

Thank reeceyb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To get to the church, I had to walk a long incline, so I was hoping it would be worth the effort. Upon entering it, I was a bit disappointed after having just come from the amazing Basilica of St. Francis. But as I looked...More

Thank MVPinBoynton
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Cathedral of Saint Rufino is an imposing church, construction started on this church in 1140 atop 2 previous churches one from the 8th century and the second from 1030. In the façade are 3 entryways; above each door is a rose, with the largest being...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 22 April 2018

If you have time, do take a look at the (paid) part below the ground. It's not just area for graves, but all of the historical relics. And intact well from Roman era.

Thank Multis
Reviewed 18 April 2018

This beautiful cathedral is another gem of Assisi. A gorgeous church which also has the baptismal font where St. Francis was baptized,a lower crypt area where St. Francis had prayed and also a side room in the Cathedral which holds a exhibit of painting of...More

Thank Patti R
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Glad to have stumbled into the museum here. The church where St. Francis and St. Clare were baptized, San Rufino is a must stop. They've excavated some of the Roman era relics and created an interesting museum. Good place to see a little bit of...More

Thank Graphical_One
Reviewed 28 March 2018

We were there in March and it was raining, the people were extra friendly. I encourage you to walk as much as possible and take your time as there is so much to see. The shops are great and the restaurants are magnificent and reasonable...More

Thank Mauricio N
Reviewed 14 March 2018

There are many areas where the ancient walls of pervious structures are visible under glass. The most interesting was the baptismal font of St Francis and his friend Sister Ciara. The fresco behind it is so strikingly simple and relative to a normal life.

Thank lovetotravelgreeley
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We followed Rick Steves's guidebook for our tour in Assisi and visited San Rufino as part of the walk he recommended and found it very peaceful. It was a rainy day so the sound of the rain from outside enhance the atmosphere inside. Beautiful!

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

It is very clean inside but very important because of the baptist of Saint Francis, kind of important in the city of Assis

Thank manerex
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