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Basilica di San Francesco

Piazza San Francesco, 2, 06081 Assisi, Italy
(+39) 075.8190084
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Ranked #1 of 43 attractions in Assisi
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Activities: Walking
Description: 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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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It is a must to visit. great town old. church is huge. a big place in front to sit. a very nice old town to walk through. to be done with snata rita de cascia. no train or metro available only buses. so plan ur trip ahead

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It is a truly amazing place which we visited a number of times and we keep going back to. Visiting St Francis' tomb at 6am with no crowds was very special. It is the most peaceful and healing place I have ever experienced.

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The inside of this church is beautifully painted with frescos all over the walls and ceiling. The lower level is the same and this has the entrance to Saint Francis tomb which is down another level. There is a very serene and peaceful atmosphere in the tomb which is beautifully lit by candles, very magical. This is one of the... More

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Newfoundland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As a Catholic it was important for me to visit several places in Italy, this being one and definitely the most affective for me. Even though I am just posting my review it was about 4 years ago that I was there but an 800 year-old church does not change much within the human lifespan. The unbelievable architecture of the... More

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High River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Located in the Umbrian mountain looking down a splendid valley the basilica is a marvel of Romanesque & Gothic architecture. There is nothing to disappoint your visit. Frescos were first originated in Assisi and they are magnificent. The arches in the courtyard are a site to behold. We spent most the morning there and still found the treasures of the... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A solid rock structure worth visiting. However it is not of ease access for those with any type of walking impairments. and beware with the slippery rocky stairs.

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Port Douglas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went twice, once solo, once with a guide, she brought the place to life for us, highly recommended. Anne was particularly brilliant with the kids, we all learnt loads. A must see. The city itself is so beautiful, you must get views from all angles, drive around, get lost, see it from the surrounding roads and lanes, we did.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was slightly worried about visiting Assisi in July - would it be mobbed - would it be really touristy? The answer to both of these questions was no - not even the main attraction the Basilica di San Francesco was over full. What's more it was free!! It really is a totally awe inspiring place - two churches in... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My partner went here to see Giotto paintings. At the store they were too expensive, so you have a choice to bring your own book or put in 50cents (on upper floor) and there is a guide to which ones are the Giotto paintings. The main one to see for us is St. Francis preaching to the birds, which is... More

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Hennepin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I almost missed the bus because I didn't want to leave! The Basilica is breathtaking and brings your soul to a peaceful place. You forget about the crowds and tourists and feel the presence of St. Frances everywhere you go. I could have wandered the streets for days!. And the Italian plates, platters and bowls were some of the best!... More

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