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Basilica di San Francesco

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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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Fantastic basilica

Basilica de Francesco is one of the most beautiful basilica I ever visited! (and I have visited a lot). Very good and modern ladies rooms near by, also for handicapped people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Basilica de Francesco is one of the most beautiful basilica I ever visited! (and I have visited a lot). Very good and modern ladies rooms near by, also for handicapped people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I had only a short time to spend in this beautiful Basilica and due to very large crowds of people it was very difficult to see everything I wanted to see. I did hit the highlights like the lower Basilica where St. Francis tomb was located. You can take a short flight of stairs to this level. Also, in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

After visiting the Baslicia in 1998 (partially open after the 1997 earthquake), this February's visit was a true restoration exploration. We know the restoration of Giotto's frescos is currently under debate by experts. Given the extensive damage to the Basilica, however, the overall restoration is quite impressive. Each visit to St. Francis' tomb is grander and more profound than the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Visit the main church. Go out the front doors, turn right, down the stairs to the lower chapels. From there, you can descend to the crypt of St. Francis. Sit, and be calm. The energy in that space is amazing. The sarcophagus of St. Francis is suspended over the altar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The city of Assisi, as well as the Basilica of course, is a wonderful place to visit. If you can, take the time to walk the entire city, which is not a large one. It reminds us of St. Paul de Vence in France, a small beautifully preserved commune near Cannes. Assisi is very clean, and very proudly kept well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Absolutely incredible. Read up on it before you go, it will make your experience that much more meaningful! Be sure to see the relic room, it's kind of easy to miss!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Enjoyed the Basilica and appreciated the cassette tour guide which interpreted the frescos, artwork and history. The tomb of St Francis's resting place in the crypt was a very moving experience. An overwhelming sense of peace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It started snowing as soon as we arrived. We attended mass in the lower basilica . I was really struck by a mural which showed the roman soldiers erecting the cross with Jesus attached. It is a really breathtaking picture. The lower chapel is quite dark. I am really really glad that i went there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

very lovely- seen this two times. The Frescoes are amazing. Bothe the upper and lower need to be visited by all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A beautiful and inspirational place!! You could spend a long time reflecting on the beautiful frescoes, you are truly touched by the history and meaningful experience...

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