Basilica di Santa Rita, Cascia

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Basilica di Santa Rita is a minor basilica housing the relics of St. Rita, as well as numerous frescoes and bas-reliefs depicting her life and work. Ascend the hill of St. Augustine and climb a short flight of steps to reach the white travertine facade--inside, you'll find ornate works of art, a majestic organ, and the sarcophagus of St. Rita, which lies behind a narrow door leading into the old Church of the Blessed Rita. The marble-based sarcophagus was carved by Eros Pillini, and features four angels representing the cardinal virtues. Put Basilica di Santa Rita at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cascia trip itinerary maker website.
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  • Looking at the exterior of this basilica, you would think it's some fairy tale castle. As you enter the church, you could also imagine yourself to be in some fairy tale land. Though the paintings are....  more »
  • You feel the heavan on earth. We just rent a car from termini ,34euro all day and you can give it back the other day at the same hour , and we went first to saint franscis in assisi , it is such a...  more »
  • I like the santuary of St. Rita. It is quite peaceful and holy place. You can feel that there is something special. Even the Church where her body stays, is somehow special. I like the library where you can find a lots of interesting titles.
  • Very nice Monastery. Very quit and beautiful church.
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