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Santa Maria delle Rose

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Address: Via Santa Maria delle Rose 10, 06081, Assisi, Italy

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Wonderful experience

This exhibition is not one that is shouted about, but it should be (from the rooftops). A spiritual and moving experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This exhibition is not one that is shouted about, but it should be (from the rooftops). A spiritual and moving experience.

Thank Steve J
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We came across this church by accident and were charmed to discover the exhibition inside. The assistant explained the significance of the madonna sculpture, which was such a clever and inspired idea for a work of art. We were really impressed.

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stumbled across this permanent exhibition while wandering the streets of Assisi during a pilgrimage tour of Italy. The contrast to the medieval setting is remarkable, however, the continuity with its past is very fitting. If you are a woman, a mother, a Catholic, appreciate beautiful modern art or just want to slip away from the hustle and bustle of... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

A small church interior has been converted into a showcase for an artwork based around multiple renditions of a gorgeous, abstract, sculpture of the Virgin Mary, designed to be held in the hand. We happened across this by accident, and were delighted we did.

Thank john w
Brevard, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

When you walk in the door you are greeted with a marvelous art installation. There are layers of meaning in the unusual piece that are explained by a docent as you hold one of the carved pieces in your hand. You need not be religious to appreciate what the artist accomplished. When you have finished with the first art piece,... More 

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Senigallia, Italy
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Fell into this church tucked away on a back street of Assisi. After the crowded, tourist-filled famous cathedral, this was an oasis for the mind and spirit. Beautifully explained by a devotee of the artist and his work, this installation will warm your heart and soul.

Thank roadweary2015
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Our B&B was literally 20 steps from here so of COURSE we had a look. Whether you are Catholic or not even religious, this is amazingly beautiful and FREE and WELL WORTH a visit. Once you have seen the beautiful, larger than life Tau in this little church, the millions on offer in souvenir shops just don't seem to cut... More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2015

A magical experience which I cannot describe in words. I meditated in Santa Maria dello Rose and I also met the artist, Guido Dettoni. I am so grateful for him moulding Maria in his hands. He has given women in the world a huge appreciation and a voice. The place is perfect for his exhibition. Thanks to the lovely ladies... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

What a fabulous work of art - and so interesting and moving. Well worth a visit. All the reviews say people stumbled across it and were blown away by it and that's how we came across it.

1 Thank Smudge45
Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

I "happened" upon this sacred display of Madonnas while wandering the passageways of Assisi. At first, I thought it was one of the many hidden "Exposition Chapels," but I was astounded to discover an unusual and spiritual art exhibit by renowned artist.Guido dettoni della Grazia. there is another meditation "surprise" behind the Madonna display wall - NO ONE should miss... More 

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