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Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli

Piazza Porziuncola, 1, 06081 Santa Maria degli Angeli PG, Italy

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About Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli

The Basilica of Santa Maria Degli Angeli is a church, the Roman Catholic rite, located in Assisi, in the hamlet of the same name, built on project Galeazzo Alessi with speeches by Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola in the second half of the sixteenth century. It has the dignity of a papal basilica and inside there is the Porziuncola, the chapel where Francis of Assisi gathered in prayer, and for this reason the center of Franciscan spirituality.



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St. Peter's Abbey2.82km from Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli

The abbey of San Pietro, incorporated in the fifteenth-century expansion of the walls, is located in front of the gardens of the Frontone, in Perugia , at the end of Borgo XX Giugno, outside the San Pietro gate. It was once the most powerful Benedictine monastery in Umbria. It was founded in the 10th century and was the first bishopric of Perugia.

Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi2.88km from Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli

The Basilica Superiore, which was built immediately after the lower church and consecrated in 1253, is home to one of Italy's most famous works of art – a cycle of 28 frescoes depicting the life of St Francis. It is a Papal minor basilica and one of the most important places of Christian pilgrimage in Italy. With its accompanying friary, Sacro Convento, the basilica is a distinctive landmark to those approaching Assisi. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2000.

Sanctuary Chiesa Nuova3.24km from Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli

The Chiesa Nuova is a church in Assisi, Italy, built-in 1615 on the site of the presumed[1] birthplace of St. Francis, the house of Pietro di Bernardone. It was then called Chiesa Nuova because it was the last church to be built in Assisi at that time.  It was erected because, during a visit to Assisi in 1613, Antonio de Trejo, the Spanish Vicar General of the Franciscans, was saddened when he saw the original home of St. Francis becoming dilapidated.

Piazza del Comune3.24km from Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli

The Piazza del Comune, located on the site of the ancient Roman Forum, is considered one of the most representative medieval Umbrian urban realizations.  It is an amazing shopping spot in Assisi, where you will find such interesting stores as Mondo T-Shirt, Marini Souvenir and Kéramos. Here you will find cool t-shirts, nice souvenirs and gifts, as well as wonderful Umbrian and Italian ceramics, textiles and tapestries.

Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Assisi3.25km from Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli

The so-called temple of Minerva, of Augustan art, rises in Assisi, in Piazza del Comune, probably dedicated to Hercules and erected in 30 BC. It was transformed into the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva in the sixteenth century, with its bell tower, called "Torre del Popolo". It turns out to be among the best-preserved Roman temples of the ancient world.  The building belongs to the typology of the Corinthian prostyle temple "in antis", with fluted columns resting on high quadrangular plinths

Basilica di Santa Chiara3.29km from Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli

The basilica of Santa Chiara is an important place of worship in the historic center of Assisi. The architectural style is Gothic , and closely resembles the almost contemporary upper basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi. The exterior is characterized by three large polygonal buttresses in the shape of large flying buttresses that reinforce the left side of the building.

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The region of Umbria is in central Italy and is an attractive destination for a low-key, pleasant holiday.  It is one of the few Italian regions to have no coastline, and its countryside is green and fertile, much of it wooded and hilly. Umbria is often described as a walkers' paradise.