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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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The heart of the order of St. Francis was founded here. A place to experience in silence and wonder.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The Basilica di San Francesco is remarkable for many reasons, particularly the art. It is ironic that this majestic basilica should honor the man whose message and life were all about humility and poverty and deep spiritual connection with nature. Nevertheless, it provides an exceptional experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The heart of the order of St. Francis was founded here. A place to experience in silence and wonder.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This multi level church is the jewel in the crown that is Assisi (I love this town). The church dates back to the 13th century and you can see the progression of time in the architecture from the lower levels to the upper level. Two treats lie in store for you here: the crypt that holds the body of St.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

San Francesco is stunning. Take time to conduct some research on Giotto's frescoes, the Life of Saint Francis, and the entombment of his remains to make your trip even richer. The Basilica itself rises from the very edge of Assisi, its cloister and foundations invisible from above, but massive in length and height as viewed from the plains. The upper... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Loved visiting! The views are astounding, the architecture and history are amazing, and I could have studied the frescoes for a VERY long time!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

You look it from the outside and see its grandeur. You get in by the firs floor, beautiful, sober. There is the tomb of Saint Francis, an emotion to be there! then you go to the second floor, pass through the antique cloister, and enter in the splendorous upper basilic, painted from one floor to the other by Giotto, with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Was there in the evening under a guided tour. Also given time to explore this charming quaint little town. It is a photographer's dream as lots of places and corners to snap non-stop!!! Of course, the main attraction is this beautiful basilica. Managed to visit the crypt in the nick of time before the door closed. There is a souvenir... More 

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

One of the most beautiful of all basilicas in Italy. The lighting at night makes it even most special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Beautiful church. Try to avoid the times when the tourist buses are unloading. Because of its prominent position at the end of the town, it is ideally photographed in the early morning or at sunset. Inside, it is a double basilica. The upper basilica has beautiful frescos and is much more light. The lower basilica is dark and shadowed and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The basilica is lovely but unfortunately not a very spiritual place due to the coach loads of tourists and the constant shushing of the staff. Even to get down to see the tomb of St Francis took 20 minutes queuing and you weren't encouraged to stop walking. There was no point sitting down to think or pray as hundreds of... More 

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Address: Address: Piazza San Francesco, 2, 06081 Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: (+39) 075.8190084
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Assisi

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