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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, Cultural
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This Basilica is a treasure trove of paintings by such masters as Simone Martini, Pietro...
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

In the film Religulous, Bill Maher carries an extended conversation with Reginald Foster, an American Catholic priest and friar of the Order of Discalced Carmelites (It’s called Wikipedia, folks). When Mahar asked Foster about the bizarre tendency of Catholics in a monotheistic religion to pray to an entity other than their actually god, Foster responded by citing a survey done... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Assisi was our first stop on a four day tour with Carrani tours. Our guide was great and knowledgeable about the history of both the Basilica and the area. The beauty of the structure and the intricacy of the stonework is absolutely breath taking. An active place of worship, at his tomb you could see the reverence that hi still... More 

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Robbinsville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

was surprised by the beautiful setting of the church . we had a guide who was fantastic in telling the history of the church and town . it was a great little walk from the town center and it is a sacred building where people are welcome but you also have to respect the no pictures policy

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Mpls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We hired a private guide for a tour of the basilica and part of the city. Well worth it because she was a local and knew a lot about the area and of course about the basilica. Save some time for prayer and reflection while you are there.

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Hook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This beautiful basilica sits in a stunning setting overlooking the surrounding countryside, it is not to be missed, but they could do so much more to make the tourists visit all encompassing. And welcoming. I appreciate that this is firstly a place of worship, however tourism is its lifeblood and there is very little there to inform one of the... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Unmissable. However, I wish it were better lit to be able to see all the beautiful frescos Souvenir shop also worth a visit Don't miss the tombs and reliques

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is the centre of Assisi, and what most people come from all over the world to see. In the crypt is the tomb of St. Francis himself, surrounded by four of his faithful followers. There are few more holy places in Christendom.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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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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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