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“the frescos say it all” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Santa Maria degli Angeli

Santa Maria degli Angeli
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Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence
Ranked #4 of 78 things to do in Assisi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This Basilica was started in 1569 to the designs of Galeazzo Alessi, and features a statue of the Madonna in bronze gilt by G. Colasanti and an interior whose architectural style is Doric.
High River, Canada
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“the frescos say it all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Another favourite church to wander about and enjoy it beautiful frescos, architecture and it' spiritual history. A short walk to all the venues this is definitely worth it.

Visited April 2014
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Midlothian, Virginia
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“Truly amazing...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

We almost missed this amazing place ( it is more than a church or a Bascilica) but the geocachers on our trip just happened upon it. The church itself is a bit extravagant, but the original church of St Francis himself is easily contained within the Bascilica itself. Spend some time within and you will be moved.

But wait...there's more!
Attached to the Bascilica is another structure that houses the tiny cell where Francis died. And don't miss the lovely statue of St Francis with the live doves that surround it. At first I thought they were statues, but then one softly ruffled his feathers. It brought tears to my eyes.

The book store/ shop is worth a visit and you can find all things St Francis from the sublime to the (almost) ridiculous. And when you exit the shop, take note if the modern sculpture of St Francis. It can only be described as playful.

Overall, this is a highlight of the area.

Visited June 2014
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st catharines, ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Truly spiritual”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

St. Francis' first church is contained within this church. Participated in a mass in this small church. An amazing feeling to have taken communion in the church were St. Francis' once did the same thing. The church is beautifully preserved though the facade was altered from the original. It is a bit ornately and takes something away from the simplicity of the rest of the church.

Visited July 2014
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Olivet, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“An incredible experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is where St. Francis lived, worked and died. It is a huge building, overshadowing the area, while the Basilica of St. Francis and Assisi is on the hill above.
There are ornate chapels with the Basilica and a quiet, serene feeling throughout. There is a wonderful gift shop, complete with items made bt the resident monks.
The site of St. Francis' death is humble and inspiring, and don't miss the rose garden. Blessed.

Visited June 2014
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Bethesda, Maryland
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“Magical.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

The grandeur of the of the church contrasted with the beautiful simplicity of the Porzincuola will be in your memory forever.

Visited October 2013
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