"Cathedral of San Rufino" Cattedrale di San Rufino Tip by Tom_Fields

Cattedrale di San Rufino, Assisi: 5 reviews and 10 photos

  San Rufino
by Tom_Fields
 
 

In the 8th century, a small church was built here in honor of the first Bishop of Assisi, St Rufino, who was martyred in 238. In the 11th century, Clarissimo, another Bishop of Assisi, ordered a new cathedral built on this site. This is where St Francis began his preaching.

This great cathedral has seen some renovations over the years, notably Galeazzo Alessi's new interior in the 16th century. It is one of Umbria's best examples of Romanesque architecture.

Website: http://www.franciscans.org/SanRufino.cfm

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  • Written Jan 11, 2010
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