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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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This is one of the most impressive churches I've visited in my life. Not because of the size, but because of the splendid frescoes in the upper and lower church, the "French" look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most impressive churches I've visited in my life. Not because of the size, but because of the splendid frescoes in the upper and lower church, the "French" look (Gothic, stained glass etc.), the humble and worn out clothing of St. Francis and off course the tomb of St. Francis in the crypt. Whether or not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

More than likely you're in Assisi to see the Basilica and I doubt you'll be disappointed. It's a wonderful church with plenty of history. It's a casual stroll through the church that culminates underground with a visit to the grave of St. Francis. Go in through the upper level where the newer church is. Be sure to check the church's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

So much to see; we could have spent all day. The quiet, contemplative nature of St. Francis' legacy lives in this church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Regardless of your faith or spiritual belief, this is a truly stunning place to visit.Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The quality of the artwork is tremendous, but it is also special to visit an active pilgrimage site, with the tomb of St. Francis below in the crypt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

For those interested in exploring the heritage of St. Francis this basilica, and indeed the whole town of Assisi, is a beautiful gem of history and architecture. While there are lots of tourists, it is not annoyingly overrun and overcrowded like Venice or Rome. Assisi is peaceful, beautiful, and fascinating to explore. It's set in a lush rural landscape at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Quite impressive in both cathedrals, and the catacombs below are definitely a must see. Worth making the stop in Assisi to take a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and enormous - going down to the catacombs is an incredible experience! Definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great beautiful place! Plenty of tourists, some pilgrims. If you are at the Assisi - must see the basiica

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The basilica is built over the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi. Pope Gregory IX laid the first stone the day after St. Francis was canonized, on July 17, 1228. There is a church within a church. The frescoes are beautiful and each tells a story. You should have a guide walk you through it.

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Address: Piazza San Francesco, 2, 06081 Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: (+39) 075.8190084
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Assisi

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