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Basilica San Francesco

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Address: Piazza S. Francesco, 14, Bologna, Italy

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Huge but better the outside view..

This basilica at first glance it's a simple church, instead turns out one of the first examples of Gothic style in Italy, built around AD 1200, only 800 years ago...it still here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Tortona, Italy
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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This basilica at first glance it's a simple church, instead turns out one of the first examples of Gothic style in Italy, built around AD 1200, only 800 years ago...it still here, majestic with its striking brick façade. The interior is also very big, big but once inside the church inside is a bit 'empty. Dedicated to St. Francis, is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

After looking at the tombs of the Glosatiori behind the church notice the animal casting on the railings leading round to the doors. Inside this church offers a calm retreat from the bustle of Bologna.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

After visiting so many religious sites in italy, this one i just found to be ok... its nice to sit in this on the way to something else to cool down in the AC.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

A very interesting interior, that seems to over power you. It was good to sit in the quiet for a while and just take in the surroundings.

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This medieval church has an impressive facade and a very nice square. There are also some monumental graves of the first professors of the University of Bologna (and therefore of the world). It's a very 'bolognese' experience to have an aperitivo/glass of wine/beer/ice-cream sitting at the patios of the bars on this square, at the sunset - when the light... More 

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