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Church of San Francesco of Assisi -Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi

Address: Piazza di San Francesco d'Assisi, off Via Paternostro, Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Tribunali)
Phone Number: 091-6162819
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Ranked #22 of 141 Attractions in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

On our trip from Rome to Venice we had a short stop at Assisi. The Medieval town is a UNESCO protected site and is absolutely preserved. There are narrow winding cobble stone roads, stone shops and homes, wonderful cafes and a vista of the valley below. Leave yourself time to enjoy. Of course there is also the Church of San... More

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We loved this church and the story of St Francis. We didn't realize he wasn't trained as a monk but just a man who loved nature, solitude , and peace. The town was very crowded the day we were there but the church is spread out over beautiful grounds so it seemed like a true respite.

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kansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

this is an awe inspiring place. The story, the church, the restaurants, the area is just beaufiul. The food is where locals go becuase it was so good. Find a little restaurant- step in, sit down and order off the menu. Don't pass this up! There are hotels there to stay in, not much to do but take it all... More

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South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a pure place. Unadorned except for the frescoes which are magnificent. You will find solitude, a place to pray, and incredibly beautiful views. While I was there, and praying a group of backpackers from Germany sang an impromptu a cappella song of praise. Heaven must be like this place.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Assisi is holy ground. I'm not an overly sentimental human being, but Assisi is one of those places that illicitness emotion and the contemplative within me. It was a privilege to walk where St. Francis walked, and to return home with the dust of this most holy place on my shoes.

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The Villages, Florida
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We actually ended up here while looking for a different church. However, we were rewarded with beautiful architecture. The church was built in the the 13th century together with the Franciscan monastery. The interior has many works or art as well as sculptures, including one of the first Renaissance works in Sicily.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

It is a really nice cathedral but ... not easy to visit for people whit a dissability. lot of stairs tot do, especcialy when you want to visit the tomb of St. Franscesco. As a matter a fact these are really 2 chuches build one upon the other ... for the all the pelgrims off course a particular place the... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

the stone work and art work is so beautiful that words can not do them justice! wish i had more time to explore the city.

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Northumberland, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Tried to have a look around on a Monday. We went in as a group were leaving, so thought it would be OK as no service was in progress, but a man who was obviously rather cross addressed us in a torrent of Italian which we were unable to understand, and as we had no idea what the problem was... More

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Oldsmar, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

WHAT CAN i SAY, I love churches and this was no different. Liked the area and the fact that this Saint looks after animals, what could be better

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