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Basilica di San Francesco

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Address: Piazza San Francesco, 2 | Piazza S. 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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Visiting Assisi will be a memory never forgotten. We stayed at a convent run by American sisters and opened our windows to the glorious U,Brian countryside. The City of Peace... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Visiting Assisi will be a memory never forgotten. We stayed at a convent run by American sisters and opened our windows to the glorious U,Brian countryside. The City of Peace greeted us. Certainly a 3 hr triangle ride from the Rome Termini But fantastic. We strolled down to the Bascilla, had been damaged years ago by an earthquake to feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of the many places I gave wanted to visit and I was not disappointed. Spend time in the museum, very interesting. If you want to purchase souvenirs then purchase within the basilica as they are cheaper than the shops. Nice little gift shops and restaurants nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Assisi is the birthplace of Saint Francis, as well as the birthplace of the Franciscan Order. After he was canonized, this church was built in his honor with construction starting in 1228. It is a beautiful church with brightly painted frescoes depicting his life and is a World Heritage Site that should not be missed when visiting this lovely hilltop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a magnificent church. If you are religious it will of course fill those requirements, and if not, the frescoes, architecture and artworks will awe you. Not to tell you how to suck eggs but: -ensure your shoulders and thighs are covered -children are welcomed but silence is required (and if it isn't quiet enough they do boom out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Early in the morning the Cuomo is nearly empty and free of other tourists. It's beautiful. The shopping is excellent if you are looking for either souvenirs or authentic local made product. One night is perfect to see the sigjhts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had a very able guide who was able to point out the development of the art in the church. However she was very aware that this is a beautiful Catholic Basilica and the home of the Franciscan order and that the one of the reasons for the frescoes were painted was to help the common person understand the story... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The basilica is enormous! it is free to enter just remember to cover you shoulders and knies. The view over the surrounding area is also fabulous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The architecture details, large tapestries and the pipe organ were enough to keep us here for some time. During our time over Christmas in 1976, the pipe organ sound was amazing with the acoustics of the Basilica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

At least spend some time here if you are a student of history and/or architecture. Place is just amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very beautiful inside however our Globus Bus was not able to park closer to the Basilica so a walk up hill on a hot summer day wasnt appreciated. Also not being allowed to take photos (without flash) was disappointing in the Basilicas.

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