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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 44 Attractions in Assisi
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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Owner 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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Wilmington, Delaware
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169 reviews 169 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi is an absolute must. It is so inspirational. A guide tour is very helpful to explains different parts of the church, the architecture, and the paintings. The tomb of St. Francis is quite inspirational and holy. Praying in this special church had a very special feel to it.

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Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

To visit Assisi I recoment to visit biside the attractions in inner Assisi as well San Damiano. The Versperi in Summer at 7:00 pm and in winter at 5.00 pm ist worth to attend.

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Redford, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Assisi is a very quaint little village in the mountains and definitely worth the time to visit and explore the entire area. There is the Basilica of St. Francis as well as the Basilica of St. Clare. The town itself is so charming and there are a multitude of great restaurants, hotels and shopping. Put your walking shoes on because... More

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Alto, New Mexico
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A very interesting architecture layout with a classic Italian/Roman style,very well set up for visitors, clean and great views of the town of Bastia in the valley bellow ,A nice walk to get there from the hotel ,15 minutes true narrow Italian streets .Highly recommend it .

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Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Not being a Catholic nor of a religious disposition I expected to find the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi to be 'just another church'. It wasn't. When I entered, a service was underway with a very full congregation, so I stood at the back of the church. It's a large building, but not too large, and surprisingly not too... More

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Boston
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Beautiful church in such gorgeous surroundings. Assisi is worth a couple nights stay. Loved this place!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Whilst interesting, the upper and lower basilicas pale beside the moving experience of the tomb of St Francis which is accessed via the lower basilica. Make sure that you plan your visit around mass times when the crypt is closed. Warning - there is no mass in English after 31 October!

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

To approach Assisi by car you have a most wonderful view of the town. You need to park below the town and then walk up into the town where apart from the church, which suffered damage during the earthquake, it is just a lovely place to stroll around. Don't rush the day as the church and the town are a... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Unlike many tourist destinations I have visited, this place is a true pilgrimage where visitors pray and pay respect to the simple poor man of Assisi. As a priest, I celebrated mass at the tomb of St. Francis and it was truly a memorable experience. In my most recent visit, I found myself, still drawn to the spirit and the... More

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This amazing church should be explored with the aid of a tour guide. Our guide Marco made the church seem alive.

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