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Santa Maria degli Angeli

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Address: Via Los Angeles and Via Patrono d'Italia, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: +39 075 80511
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This Basilica was started in 1569 to the designs of Galeazzo Alessi, and...

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.

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Simply magnificent. The direct link with St Francis was particularly special for us. Busy but not crowded, a haven of peace despite the bustle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply magnificent. The direct link with St Francis was particularly special for us. Busy but not crowded, a haven of peace despite the bustle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit place but need not spend too much time unless you're on a pilgrim. A chance to see the original church which St Francis built.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go here on a Saturday evening at 9pm. The entire church is filled. Say the rosary. The procession goes onto the courtyard. You'll be given candles that will be lit after the rosary. I've been to this event more than once and find it life changing. I think the locals keep this going all year. You can web cam this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A beautiful church for prayer and reflection. The small chapel within the church, paintings and architecture are worth exploring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a must. So many people miss it and go straight into Assisi. It is amazing. There is so much to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

What else to add to the center of the Franciscans of the whole world. Just entering in this beautiful basilica and seeing the holy place of St. Francis' death - Porziuncola is a fascination in itself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

St. Mary of the Angels; while a short distance away, is well worth the trip. A beautiful Church! A Church within a Church!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Portiuncula is the town in the valley below Assisi where St Francis studied and died. There was a tiny chapel at first, but the Basilca was built later. Francis actually helped rebuild the little church which was in ruins when he arrived. The basilica was built over the original chapel. This site is where St Francis would come to study... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The golden Mother Divine watches from above as you enter this holy sanctuary. This entire area is the spiritual treasury of Italy

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Once again an imposing building - this time on the outskirts of Assisi. If you wish to follow the life of St. Francis of Assisi, then a visit here is a must as it contains the Porziuncola - the church which Francis restored.Have a walk towards the rose garden and see a statue of St. Francis. Look at it carefully.... More 

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