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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Assisi is one of my favorite places of all time. the spirituality is very impactful. Pay for the audio tour of the Basilica if you don't have a guide. Afterward, go to the left side of the PAX garden you will see a small door for St. Francis's Woods - don't miss the walk through the woods which connects you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

What we expected and more. Very peaceful and spiritual place. Wouldn't suggest guided group tours during high season. We rented audio speakers which enabled us to go at our own pace. We returned 2nd day to spend more time. Not really handicap accessible. As with most places in Italy, you pay for toilet facilities. Nice book/souvenir store.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This was such an incredible experience! All of the walls are painted by Giotto - absolutely stunning! They also show clothing and artifacts that belonged to Saint Francis - amazing to see!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We took some time to see the basilica when we were in Assisi. It was very beautiful and very spiritual. Take the time to go downstairs - it's so peaceful. Don't miss this if you are in Assisi. It's a fair walk, so be prepared. But a beautiful walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Assisi was one of my favourite places in Italy. The basilica was beautiful. A choir was singing and even though I am not a catholic it was beautiful to sit, listen and reflect. The story of St Francis was very interesting and I now understand why Pope Francis took his name.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I stayed jus around the corner from the basilica so as I walked up the hill to the piazza it first first of all the building that drew me in. Stately and solitary at the top of the hill it had almost magical qualities. As I drew closer I was mesmerised by the haunting male voices that were chanting their... More

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Beautiful cathedral. We were there for Palm Sunday....amazing. Assisi is a more rural destination than our other stops ( Rome, Florence) but easily the most charming. Lots of hills though!The cathedral gives great info about St Frances

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seattle, wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Life changing visit to learn about St. Francis and Assisi. Please see our review for guide Anne Robichaud, she was instrumental in our enjoying this beautiful place, the people and history of Assisi.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Amazing tribute to St Francis. We walked around on our own. Amazing to see the place of his burial..moving and something I have wanted to do for a very long time. HIghly recommend. Only weird thing you can buy candles but NOT light them.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Superb place to see.a must do of course...a fare walk from Santa chiara..but once there ...breathtaking....I paint so to see these wonders that so many attributed to during that time is awesome.lots of shops and bars along the way...a treat...never to be forgotten...this town called assisi

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