Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,

Italy 2018 - Day 4, Assissi

On the next day of our holiday we swapped hotels, moving to Rome. However we took a very indirect route so that we could visit the town of Assissi ... the home of St Francis of Asissi, and of St Clare (who founded the Poor Clares)

The Basilica of St Francis (where he is buried), has 2 levels
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The inside of the lower level
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The clothing of St Francis
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Modern paintings surround the museum artifacts
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The Upper Level
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Views around the town ... showing the area
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The Roman Temple of Minerva (now transformed into the Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva)
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The Cathedral of St Clare
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St Clare's clothes
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San Damiano - Just outside Asissi. This is where St Francis had his first vision, and where his followers congregated, and eventually where he died. As you can see, the original Church exists, but is now surrounded by a much larger building.
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Inside the original chapel-
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At the back of the building is a statue of St Francis, and every year doves nest in his hands
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Tags: camera, faith, holiday 2018, italy

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