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Piazza Chiesa Nuova 7, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

This is not a big tourist attractions, it is just the kind of church I love. Simple, beautiful, homely. It is a place I would use to contemplate and just BE. Restrictions are minimal and just what one would expect in a church anyway.

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This sweet little church was built in 1615 on the site where St. Francis was said to have been born. Inside the church, beautiful frescoes adorn the upper walls. Just outside of the church, a statue depicting St. Francis' parents is on display. If you...More

Thank WandaMaria
Reviewed 20 June 2018

On my way back to where we were parked, I wanted to stop to see one other church I had seen that was close to the Temple of Minerva. It was the Chiesa Nuova. This church was built over the birthplace of St. Francis, his...More

Thank MVPinBoynton
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Chiesa Nuova is built above the site that is considered the paternal home of St. Francis. It was so named, as at the time it was built it was the newest church in Assisi. It was erected in the early 17th century and built in...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 21 April 2018

There's a pilgrims' path which connects the Basilica for Clare to the Basilica for Francis. Chiesa Nuova lies in between. It is the church built on Francis' home. Be sure to tour all three spots. Our tour guide told us the story of Francis' early...More

Thank revlisad
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We journeyed to this church while praying the Stations of the Cross with the youth of Assisi. This is an old church going thru restoration work by the help of the Knights of Columbus. I was grateful to have the opportunity to visit with people...More

Thank PattiR10
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is the historical religious birthplace of Saint Francis. It covers the home of Pietro di Bernardone, Saint Francis' father. It includes the small cell that his father locked him in to prevent him from continuing with his fledgling religious ministry.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We found this small church next to an excellent pizzeria called Otello. The inside of the church is beautiful with great photo opportunities. Worth a visit before or after you try the excellent and very reasonably priced pizza at Otello.

Thank 235danp
Reviewed 25 December 2016

A small church in Assisi. It is considered a new church even though it was built close to 300 years ago. Here you will find the home of St. Francis and the prison where his mother (or father?) held him captive. Some parts of the...More

1  Thank Liyana N
Reviewed 26 July 2016

this is one of the many churches to see in the area------ it doesn't quite measure up to the Cathedral on top of the city or santa Maria on the other side of the train station.It is definitely a church to see and walk around.

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