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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 44 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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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This beautiful, peaceful basilica is a magnificent tribute to a beloved saint. The frescos of Giotto are especially important and impressive.

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Central Point, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The basilica is beautiful and I learned more about St. Francis. There was a peaceful feeling as I toured this lovely place.

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Foligno, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

It is no doubt one of the best churches in the World! The frescos from Giotto inside the Basilica Superiore are amazing....don't miss the life of Francis through these paintings! The San Francis tomb is a very unique moment. I definitely love the outstanding marble floor of the Basilica Inferiore! I will never forget the good times I had with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Miles & Miles Tours arranged transportation and a tour guide for a day in Assisi following the steps of St. Frances of Assisi. What a beautiful town! I would recommend this trip of the Umbria region to everyone. They also included a stop at an exceptional roadside restaurant. There is a lot of walking but you will not be sorry.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I toured the Basilica with it's vast history, art, and religious influence. Also, attended the mass that was being held. Viewed the vast Tuscany hillsides...stunning; and walked through the medieval hilltown of Assisi....fabulous! One of the highlights of our travels through Italy.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is a visual masterpiece. Perched on a high cliff, this ancient house of worship takes your breath away with its undeniable beauty and dignity. There is a rich history behind this great church. Before St. Francis became a saint, he received a message from God to live in poverty and repair the Christian... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Basilica di San Francesco is one of the more breath taking views and places in Assisi, it is a must visit for any one coming to town.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It is worth visiting the Basilica and appreciate how the people and the church maintain this. very recommendable!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The basilica is spectacular and you sometimes have to queue in order to view the resting place of St Francis. Hundreds of people visit this shrine every day and given his humility to me it all seemed a little too much. It is worth seeing though.

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trenton,nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Basilica is one of those places where you can feel and attuned to good spiritual vibes. The essence of Saint Francis and his message do resonate in here. You just have to stop the distractions and pay attention. Obviously the place in full of tourists, but the vibe is different here. The frescoes', the religious services, the efforts to... More

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