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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.
Piazza San Rufino 3, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812283
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The inside of this cathedral is beautiful and another beautiful place to pray. DO NOT miss the paintings of St John Paul II which are in a room to the right as you enter....they are simply breathtaking.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church was very interesting. The floor was unique as were the walls and ceilings. I had never heard of this church until we stopped, but was glad we did.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank T A
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

If your in Assisi for the day I think it’s worth checking out. It’s free to enter and only takes about 15 minutes to check out. Not much detail inside but still incredible architecture. There was some type of underground tunnel/tomb tour that was apparently...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 301ericw
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Most of the churches in Assisi Are filled with busloads of tourists and pilgrims, the cathedral is different. Very quiet and prayerful place to spend an afternoon. St. Francis and Saint Clair were baptized here and the font that was used is still visible

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank larrycollins3
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

There are so many works of art in Italy and yes many are free to see in a church . I walked into this hall to the side of the cathedral and these vibrant paintings of the pope were all hung there . I must...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ciaojimi
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Less famous and spectacular than the main St Francis cathedral complex but San Rufino is right in the centre of the old town - and right outside the piazza is da Andrea pizza for a great snack!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CapeTownCapetown
Reviewed 20 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank reeceyb
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