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This is a steep walk from Assisi, but worth it. This is the location of the first Franciscan... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Greensboro, North Carolina
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A wonderful experience

We have been to Assisi many times but first time to Santuario di Rivotorto. Such a powerful... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
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06081 Rivotorto, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 806 5432
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This is a steep walk from Assisi, but worth it. This is the location of the first Franciscan community. It houses the room and dining table used by St Clare, a chapel, and other historic artifacts. Before you make the walk check the hours. Since...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We have been to Assisi many times but first time to Santuario di Rivotorto. Such a powerful experience, in the stone shelter where Francesco gathered the first of the brothers. To sit where they would have sheltered and prayed.. was so special. Outside high above...More

Thank Silva G
Reviewed 11 September 2017

In a asleep plain, a sunlight over the olive trees and vineyard, to see the rests of a Monastery of San Francis of Assisi where he was with his brothers; it was quit, and it seems you will waiting for .. - yes for a...More

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Here one feels the freshness of the Fransiscans. In this church are the first stable-sheds where the first franciscans prayed and came together and healed the sick and weary. Visit the nearby WW2 gravefield hereafter. Ponder about our freedom.

1  Thank fvanhulsen
Reviewed 9 August 2017

As the name suggests this church was built upon the hovels in which St. Francis and his followers lived. A very interesting visit. The church is well looked after bythe Franciscan Friars.

Thank BrigitteAttard
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We stopped at the Sacre Tugurio Church or Santa Maria di Rivotorto (destroyed in an earthquake in 1853 and rebuilt in 1926) where the Franciscan order was said to have begun. Inside the church is the Santuario di Rivotorto, a Sacred Hovel, the first of...More

1  Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

A but far app 5kms. 4 from Assisi railway station. Linea C bus available. But very few services. We walked. Old cathedral is nestled in the new one. Very important for St Francis lovers. Nice view of Assisi. Good farms.

3  Thank Himanshuray
Reviewed 4 June 2015

A moderate sized church built around two very small rooms that show the way St. Francis and his early followers lived while he beginning his time as a servant of God. It is here that he wrote things that stated the importance of simplicity, poverty,...More

1  Thank 3247Deanna
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Lovely little church,well worth a visit and not far from Commonwealth cemetary which is worth visiting too. Well cared for and reminder of those who gave their lives

1  Thank Joe G
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Rivotorto did not excite me, i felt it was for tourists not for commited people interested in St francis

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