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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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A little bit of a walk from the centre of town. Lots of hills and a great view of the Italian countryside. Rich with history and a great overall experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

A little bit of a walk from the centre of town. Lots of hills and a great view of the Italian countryside. Rich with history and a great overall experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The Basilica of San Francesco is the main reason of every person visiting Assisi, recently restored after being partially destroyed by an earthquake years back. The church inside is very nice visit is free of cost and you can stay inside as much as you want. From the church you can also go directly to the cloister and the court... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The main purpose of coming to Assisi was to see the frescoes of Giotto and we were not disappointed. However,do not come when there's a service on as you wont be able to see them. Alpert from the Upper Basilica, other highlights were the F.M. Perkins collection and the well- stocked gift store. Make sure you get a guidebook about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This was one of the most enjoyable basilicas of the entire Trafalgar tour of Northern Italy. The two churches built on top of one another (both on top of St. Francis' tomb) are just exquisite inside. Much of the earthquake damage has been completely restored except for frescoes that were pulverized to dust in the earthquake. I wouldn't have even... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

great time, great history, unbelievable photos, we have seen everyone going up, but Pall took us a different way which was an easy way to go up. At the same time Pall took us to unbelievable places to eat local food. No matter where we went we were a local with Pall. He always was ready to help, with him... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

There is really something Spiritual even for those not religious. I could feel God's Presence. Met Brother Joseph from the Phillipines, who had the kindest eyes and most peaceful demenor of anyone I have ever encountered

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We listened to an audio guide of the basilica on my phone - a podcast - by Rick Steves and got so much out of it, during our visit. We had avoided taking photos but took one - without flash - of a specially beloved fresco. A guard came at us in a rage and wanted to confiscate our phone.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you know the life and lifestyle of St. Francis of Assisi, the one who tried to walk the path Christ himself took, then this is a must visit place! For faith, for love, for the divine, in honor of the saint!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Basilica is amazing and a very special place. But it would be nice if the guards, were quiet and did not stand around in groups chatting away, while the monitor kept on saying 'Silenico' on the loudspeaker.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Visited on a Franciscan Pilgrimage and it was amazing to see the Tomb of St. Francis. Truly a holy man and place!

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