Chiesa Nuova
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Marina
Sorocaba, SP94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The church was build where the house of San Francesco used to be, and you can still visit some remains of the original house in the back! Also, inside the church, it was preserved the room where San Francesco used to be locked by his own father. Very moving.
Written 9 April 2024
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Waterloonie
Santa Barbara, CA1,627 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
By Italian standards in general and Assisi standards in particular this is a small church. But it’s important because it was built on the home where St Francis was born, into a wealthy home. The remnants of the home and its access is viewable of the lower left side when looking at the front.

Worth checking out while wandering around this gorgeous town.
Written 10 May 2023
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Rich O
Leonardtown, MD21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Daily Mass was at 6:30pm, one of the latest in Assisi, and usually only has 5-10 people attending. It's a beautiful church for a quiet daily Mass. It's a small, but gorgeous church worth visiting.
Written 3 September 2019
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Christina_Hammer
Copenhagen, Denmark317 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
One of Many beautiful churches in the beautiful City of Assisi. Situated in A Nice little Plaza with A statue.
Remember ti look up to see the amazing dome - and Down to see the spectacular floor!
Written 3 August 2019
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Edwelsh
North Canton, OH4,698 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
This small church was built over the spot of St Francis home. Because they needed another church in Assisi. This one is simple and not overly decorated. But it’s significant because they put on display the room where St Francis was imprisoned as a boy. It would have been better to save and restore the home, but...
Written 17 July 2019
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This church, built by the Franciscans, is on the supposed site of the birth house of St. Francis. Construction was started in 1615 and consecrated in 1691. Built in a Greek cross design, the Nave and transepts are the same size. Inside the church is the stairwell in which his father imprisoned St. Francis. Later released by his mother.
The steps behind the Cappella dell’Immacolata lead to the entrance of the family home.
If you ask the Friar on duty politely he may allow you to take photos.
Written 28 May 2019
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
It was built in 1615 on the site of the presumed birthplace of St. Francis, the house of Pietro di Bernardone. It was then called Chiesa Nuova because it was the last church to be built in Assisi at that time.

It is in the late Renaissance style and features a high dome divided in coffers, with lantern and a drum. Such a caisson ceiling is a feature of Renaissance architecture. The plan is a Greek cross one, with nave and transepts of the same length. This was inspired by the church of Sant'Eligio degli Orefici in Rome, one of the few churches designed and built by Raphael.

The church is decorated with frescoes by Cesare Sermei and Giacomo Giorgetti from the 17th century.

You can see the stairwell where Francis was imprisoned by his father.
Written 6 May 2019
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TravelingDeacon
Dothan, AL723 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This small church is covered with Frescos to view on the life of S. Francis. It's very quiet and much less visited than the other churches in Assisi.
Great for meditation.
Written 5 April 2019
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Heather L
Townsville, Australia58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This is not a big tourist attractions, it is just the kind of church I love. Simple, beautiful, homely. It is a place I would use to contemplate and just BE. Restrictions are minimal and just what one would expect in a church anyway.
Written 29 September 2018
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WandaMaria
Springdale, AR1,403 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
This sweet little church was built in 1615 on the site where St. Francis was said to have been born.

Inside the church, beautiful frescoes adorn the upper walls. Just outside of the church, a statue depicting St. Francis' parents is on display.

If you have a just a few minutes to spare, it is worthwhile to go inside. It is a lovely little church.
Written 26 September 2018
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