Fodor's Expert Review Cattedrale di San Rufino

Assisi Church

St. Francis and St. Clare were among those baptized in Assisi's Cattedrale, which was the principal church in town until the 12th century. The baptismal font has since been redecorated, but it's possible to see the crypt of St. Rufino, the bishop who brought Christianity to Assisi and was martyred on August 11, 238 (or 236 by some accounts), as well as climb to the bell tower. Admission to the crypt includes the small Museo della Cattedrale, with its detached frescoes and artifacts. Visits to the crypt on weekends must be reserved at least one day in advance; see the website for details.

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Piazza San Rufino
Assisi, Umbria  06081, Italy

075-812712

www.assisimuseodiocesano.it

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Church free, crypt and museum €4, bell tower and museum €4, bell tower €2, Bell tower and museum closed Wed.

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