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First built as early as the 5th century, this historic church features the baptismal font of St. Francis, St. Clare and Emperor Frederick II.
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Piazza San Rufino 3, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The first church I visited on my visit to Assisi. So much to see and make sure you find the baptismal font - it has such historical significance.

Thank giacomina17
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Nice to see as one of the many beautiful pieces of architecture in this sacral medieval city. Walking around makes you think.

Thank Krpr
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The burial place of San Rufino, the first Saint of Assisi. The facade is beautiful and classic romanesce. Notice the lion on the entrance that is eating a christian to show how courage of the christian martyrs, like San Rufino. Inside you can see statues...More

Thank Lise Søe J
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

This was ok it isn’t as good as some of the other places of worship around Assisi but it is alright for 15 min thing if your close!

Thank reeceyb
Reviewed 20 June 2018

To get to the church, I had to walk a long incline, so I was hoping it would be worth the effort. Upon entering it, I was a bit disappointed after having just come from the amazing Basilica of St. Francis. But as I looked...More

Thank MVPinBoynton
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Cathedral of Saint Rufino is an imposing church, construction started on this church in 1140 atop 2 previous churches one from the 8th century and the second from 1030. In the façade are 3 entryways; above each door is a rose, with the largest being...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 22 April 2018

If you have time, do take a look at the (paid) part below the ground. It's not just area for graves, but all of the historical relics. And intact well from Roman era.

Thank Multis
Reviewed 18 April 2018

This beautiful cathedral is another gem of Assisi. A gorgeous church which also has the baptismal font where St. Francis was baptized,a lower crypt area where St. Francis had prayed and also a side room in the Cathedral which holds a exhibit of painting of...More

Thank PattiR10
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Glad to have stumbled into the museum here. The church where St. Francis and St. Clare were baptized, San Rufino is a must stop. They've excavated some of the Roman era relics and created an interesting museum. Good place to see a little bit of...More

Thank Graphical_One
Reviewed 28 March 2018

We were there in March and it was raining, the people were extra friendly. I encourage you to walk as much as possible and take your time as there is so much to see. The shops are great and the restaurants are magnificent and reasonable...More

Thank Mauricio N
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