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Basilica di San Francesco

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Address: Piazza San Francesco, 2, 06081 Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: (+39) 075.8190084
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Activities: Walking
Description: This Basilica is a treasure trove of paintings by such masters as Simone...
This Basilica is a treasure trove of paintings by such masters as Simone Martini, Pietro Lorenzetti, Cimabue, Giotto and many others.
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Fantastic basilica, beautful and well maintained

Fantastic basilica, beautful and well maintained including the outside areas. Our guide increased our enjoyment and understanding of the basilica and the town. Lovely little town... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

My shoulders were too exposed to enter but they supply a paper shawl for a donation of your choice and you end up with a souvenir! As expected the lower Basilica was crowded

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Uphill walk, no photographs allowed but guide knowledgeable, he gave a full account of Francis life, his companions and the history of the frescoes. Great place to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic basilica, beautful and well maintained including the outside areas. Our guide increased our enjoyment and understanding of the basilica and the town. Lovely little town to walk around and have a coffee.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Disappointed that no photography is allowed in the crypt, but otherwise and awesome site to visit for those who are Catholic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The hotel was very clean, staff friendly and helfpul. There is nothing i disliked, although a safe in the room would be a bonus

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Odenton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Take as much time as you like in this fantastic church. The paintings and lower church add to the magnitude of this tribute to Saint Francis. Try to go on a less tourist day if you can figure out when that might be. Lots of school children were there on our latest visit. This is one the the finest and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Just beautiful. Be sure to invest the time to educate yourself (or hire a knowledgeable guide) to get the story behind the frescos. If you want to have a spiritual experience.... don't go in the high season. The crowds and their selfie sticks really detract.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

liked everything a very special experience meeting up with like minded people the Basilica is a very special place to the blessing of St francis

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We were using Assisi as a centre from which to visit other places but the Basilica is inevitably the main reason for visiting this lovely 'medieval' but with all mod-cons town. We had an excellent guide & the frescoes are lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Went to Assisi on our trip through Umbria and it was a fabulous town, particularly around the Basilica. Not having any particular religious reason for going, I just loved the whole place. Less people, no touts and in my opinion it was much better than the Vatican. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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