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Basilica San Francesco

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Address: Piazza S. Francesco, 14, Bologna, Italy
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An oasis of calm

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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Gatershead
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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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