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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This was the highlight of our trip. We spent two hours meandering through the basilica. We did rent an audio guide, but we had a hard time following it and gave it up. There is a nice pamphlet at the beginning for .50, and it was really helpful. It was free to get in, although there were numerous places where... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The beauty of the terrace in front of the basilica, the size of the lower square, and inside, the beautiful paintings on the wall particularly the beautiful bright blue, all contribute to the stunning i don't know what that you feel in this place where you are tempted to spend a long time. Do not miss the lower chapel. Make... More

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Rome, Italy
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The Basilica is, of course, a spectacular building that is a 'must-see' for visitors to this part of Italy. I want to concentrate on the famous Giotto wall-paintings. For long, it has been the normal view, as expressed in one of the guidebooks, that 'Here we fins an attempt to draw the buildings in perspective'. Rubbish! Giotto was entrusted with... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Wow, from the moment the Basilica comes into view as you approach from the roadside it is a spectacular sight. Although Assisi felt a bit more 'touristy' than some of the other ancient towns and villages we visited whilst in Umbria, it has absolutely NOT been spoilt. However, if you have anybody in your party for whom walking is a... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Basiica is something every visitor must see. The ancient structure and beautiful grounds with amazing views of Umbria. The story of San Franceso is a moving Christian reminder of dedication and the whole town reflects this with a low key tourist approach that is both relaxing and inspiring.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Beautiful atmosphere. I have been in here several time and every time it is a wonderful experience. Peace and Good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Wow! As a graduate of a Franciscan university this was absolutely one of the most enlightening experiences of my life. My friend and I used the rick Steve's travel app which was very helpful. The guide provided us information about the artist who painted the frescoes and deeper insight behind the meaning of each picture.

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Milan, Italy
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was an incredible visit. Once you walk to the top of the hill, you will appreciate the view - and pat yourself on the back for making it up! For those that can't make the walk, there are several taxi's at the bottom- going up was €8 Bring a bottle if water, and make sure your shoulders & knees... More

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Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I am a St. FRancis follower so being here just made my heart stop. the basilica is unbelivable gorgeous and the tomb chapel made me had goosebumps of having the oportunity to be there.

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Tickton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is the only place I have experienced something moving which is difficult to explain. Maybe it was the number of faithful praying in the crypt. The quiet peaceful feeling was tangible. Yes one to remember and reflect on.

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