Assisi: Rocca Maggiore

The Rocca Maggiore is the former citadel of Assisi, the eagle’s nest towering high above the town. It is a stiff but rewarding climb to get there: the Rocca offers a panoramic view of Assisi itself, the valley down below, the Umbrian countryside and the imposing Monte Subasio. From the…

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Assisi: San Rufino

Verreweg het belangrijkste voorwerp dat in de kathedraal van San Rufino in Assisi wordt bewaard is het doopvont dat werd gebruikt bij de doop van Sint Franciscus in 1181 of 1182. Het werd tevens gebruikt bij de doop van Chiara Offreduccio (ca. 1193/94-1253), de toekomstige Sint Clara van Assisi, en…

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Assisi: San Rufino

By far the most important object kept in Assisi’s cathedral of San Rufino is the baptismal font that was used during Saint Franciscus’ christening in 1181 or 1182. It was also used for the baptism of Chiara Offreduccio (ca. 1193/94-1253), the future Saint Clara of Assisi, and perhaps for that…

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Assisi: San Damiano

It is an easy 15 minute walk from Assisi’s Porta Nuova to the church and convent of San Damiano down in the valley. Visitors looking for great art and architecture are likely to be disappointed here, but the place is of immense spiritual importance. In 1205, Franciscus of Assisi was…

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