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Basilica di San Francesco

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Address: Piazza San Francesco, 53024 Siena, Italy
Phone Number: No phone
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8:00 am - 12:30 pm
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Very big and lacking in atmosphere

This is the church of 1226 associated with St. Catherine. Her head is preserved in a gilded tabernacle. My own preference is to have by head buried or cremated with the rest of my... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is the church of 1226 associated with St. Catherine. Her head is preserved in a gilded tabernacle. My own preference is to have by head buried or cremated with the rest of my body. the church is built of red brick in contrast with so many of the churches in surrounding towns which are built of stone. the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I went to Sunday Mass here, and the square offers a great view all around. It is a very short walk down, a sharp left turn down the alley called Via dei Rossi and straight down. There are many restaurants in the area as well, as well as nice gelato places.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Grand space, lovely central altar. Some interesting frescoes and paintings. Unremarkable stained glass panels. There is an interesting manifestation- or miracle- associated with this place of worship; communion wafers from the 18th century that had been stolen and later recovered are still uncorrupted; have not grown mouldy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The vast interior space within the four towering walls is decorated with impressive art work. Notice the stained glass windows and imagine what era each came from.

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