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Chiesa Nuova

Piazza Chiesa Nuova, 7, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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Piazza Chiesa Nuova, 7, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is the historical religious birthplace of Saint Francis. It covers the home of Pietro di Bernardone, Saint Francis' father. It includes the small cell that his father locked him in to prevent him from continuing with his fledgling religious ministry.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We found this small church next to an excellent pizzeria called Otello. The inside of the church is beautiful with great photo opportunities. Worth a visit before or after you try the excellent and very reasonably priced pizza at Otello.

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 25 December 2016

A small church in Assisi. It is considered a new church even though it was built close to 300 years ago. Here you will find the home of St. Francis and the prison where his mother (or father?) held him captive. Some parts of the...More

1  Thank Liyana N
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.

Thank kyotdawg
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.

Thank Kevin032452
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

1  Thank Pinkertonx
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.

Thank Jackie G
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.

Thank bdavisengr
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...More

Thank janina t
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.

Thank Mike N
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