We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Basilica di San Francesco

Piazza San Francesco, 2, 06081 Assisi, Italy
(+39) 075.8190084
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 41 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.
Write a Review

1,684 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,458
    186
    26
    7
    7
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Wassenaar, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Prime destination for most tourists and Pilgrims. Take your time to explore the vast buildings and surrounding property. Excellent, modern parking facilities if traveling by car. Very good public transport. Wish someone had told me there is a cafe below, where the public washrooms are as well as vending machines. The public bus at the gate is 1.30 euro and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
st catharines, ontario
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Not my first time visiting the Basilica but you can never get enough of the art and tranquility of this church. Giotto's paintings depicting the life of St. Francis are breathtaking though there are some that have been damaged by the earthquake. You are at piece with God and nature. A must see on any trip to Italy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Olivet, Michigan
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

You could easily spend hours and hours here, from the Basilica to the surrounding gardens and tourist attractions and of course the rest of Assisi. The frescoes are worth the time to stop and wonder. We did not do a tour but I would suggest it, to learn all of the incredible history and art. There are masses, a bookstore,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I was very disappointed with just about every aspect of our visit to Assisi. It was over the top with tacky trinkets and seemed far more interested in relieving visitors of money instead of providing relief for the soul. There are some amazing bits here, but it's lost among all the clutter. Possibly the most disappointing part of my 10... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Loved this Holy place. The burial site of St. Francis is inspirational and it gives one the feeling that this is a very special and annointed spot. Not to miss.

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Chester, PA
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We had seen a lot of churches on our trip, but for some reason, this really was memorable and touched me in a way I cannot explain. It's a very tranquil setting, and of course, St. Francis was an amazing person.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It's a bit of a hike during the hot summer, but absolutely worth it. The frescoes have been beautifully restored to their glory. The smaller chapels are equally fascinating.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
141 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately you can't take photos in here. The alfrescos in both the upper and lower church are beautiful, colourful and quote detailed. Head downstairs to see the tomb of St Francis.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A must see. It is best to stay in the town of Assisi and walk around early in the morning before the other tourists arrive.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Savannah, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This church was built after the death of St. Frances and his body was moved to this location after construction. There is an upper church and a lower church which appears to be fairly unique. As such, there may be people touring the church as mass is being held. There is much to be seen on at least three different... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Basilica di San Francesco also viewed

Assisi, Province of Perugia
Assisi, Province of Perugia
 
Assisi, Province of Perugia
Assisi, Province of Perugia
 

Been to Basilica di San Francesco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Basilica di San Francesco, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing