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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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Take your time! Don't rush through the Basilica!

I would imagine no one goes to Assisi without going to the Basilica. At least I hope so! If you are only in Assisi for a day then my advice would be to go there first before you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I would imagine no one goes to Assisi without going to the Basilica. At least I hope so! If you are only in Assisi for a day then my advice would be to go there first before you and your traveling companions have gotten weary from all there is to see or perhaps from just walking the beautiful streets of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

You need at leat 2 visits. One for the Upper and one for the Lower. You should also plan to arrive early or late in order to avoid the noisy school groups and tour coaches who seem to do the Basilica in an hour flat. The poor security guards are forever saying Silenzio Shhhhh to little avail. It is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We saw everything Francis related during our week long stay in Assisi. We saved this for last. Thankfully we already knew shorts and sleeveless tops will not allow admittance. We did carry a good amount of water. We went through the entire upper portion of the Basilica, around the inner courtyard, through the "Museum of Treasures" and through the lower... More 

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Holland-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Make sure you visit the upper and lower part. It is good to get their early before the day trippers.

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Remarkable in its simplicity, much like St Francis himself. The Basilica tells the story of St Francis' faithfulness to the end. Not to be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Keep quiet and enjoy the peace here... Remember to go to the upper part of the church if you are there. A fantastic view outside in good weather.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The basilica is an incredible place for a deep reflexion or pray. It also contains the remains of the Saint that made the city famous worldwide - San Francis. Either it is necessary to mention the unusual architecture, as actually two temple were built, one over each other and both connected to amazing squares. Must go! Don't forget to avoid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The major basilica in Assisi. This is the must see place. The church has an upper and lower level. There are a lot of stairs or you can do the long ramps that lead to each level.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful place set in picture-perfect Assisi. Visitors will enjoy learning about St. Francis and his followers. The lower chapel and site of St. Francis's tomb are peaceful, and other visitors and staff tend to be very friendly.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Such a lovely church, it is not to be missed on any visit to Assisi. It requires a steep downhill walk and then inside there are some steps to manage, but it is all worth it. The long climb back up is challenging, but there are several nice little bars and restaurants where you can break the walk with a... More 

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