St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecosystems, is said to have been praying at San Damiano in 1205, when the structure was in disrepair. While kneeling, he saw a vision that told him to rebuild the church. The interior of the cathedral has a single nave, one circular rose window, and a wooden crucifix dating back to 1637. Although St. Francis' history here attracts visitors, it is primarily a place devoted to humble tranquility. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Assisi trip simple and quick.
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San Damiano Reviews
Quite a pilgrimage walk to get there if following the signs from near St Clare’s Basilica but gorgeous views on the way and steps or ramp to walk on. Once there a self guided tour through the sacred..... more »
So pleased we decided to visit San Damiano which embraces the heart of what St. Francis preached and what he and Saint Claire lived. There is so much tranquility and gentleness you feel in the chapel.... more »
Beautiful beautiful old church. Be silence there and meditate. Lots of interesting wall-pictures and art. Beautiful nature ❤️
The grounds are beautiful. Because St. Francis is one of my favorite saints, I felt like I was in holy space.
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