Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi

See the original Cross of San Damiano, which is duplicated all over town, at Basilica di Santa Chiara. This church is dedicated to and contains the remains of Saint Clare of Assisi, a founder of the Order of Poor Ladies (now the Order of Saint Clare). Admire the simple pink and white stone facade. The basilica is quite plain compared to other Italian churches, in keeping with Saint Clare’s humble lifestyle. Descend into the crypt and see a statue of Saint Clare, a display of her relics, and art depicting her life. Using our international travel planner, Assisi attractions like Basilica di Santa Chiara can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is the Church in which I was able to grasp feelings of spirituality, even intense. The beauty of the paintings and frescoes did not come at the expense of the search for recollection. The square in front and the simple facade of the Church are beautiful.
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  • The church on the east side of the town was impressive with the rose windows and the arch design next to the building. It is dedicated to St. Chiara, the disciple of St. Francis. Made of white and pink marble, it is a building with a feminine soft atmosphere. Inside, there were frescoes depicting the life of St. Chiara.
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  • So beautiful! 💙💚💛💜 I am very happy I got to visit Assisi this year. Didn't go last time. The Basilica was divinely majestic and a true jewel of the Christian world.
  • So beautiful! I loved seeing the real San Damiano cross and the clothes and hair of St Clare as well as some of St Francis' clothes. And the tomb of St Clare is a wonderful place to pray.
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