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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 41 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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High River, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Located in the Umbrian mountain looking down a splendid valley the basilica is a marvel of Romanesque & Gothic architecture. There is nothing to disappoint your visit. Frescos were first originated in Assisi and they are magnificent. The arches in the courtyard are a site to behold. We spent most the morning there and still found the treasures of the... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A solid rock structure worth visiting. However it is not of ease access for those with any type of walking impairments. and beware with the slippery rocky stairs.

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Port Douglas
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went twice, once solo, once with a guide, she brought the place to life for us, highly recommended. Anne was particularly brilliant with the kids, we all learnt loads. A must see. The city itself is so beautiful, you must get views from all angles, drive around, get lost, see it from the surrounding roads and lanes, we did.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I was slightly worried about visiting Assisi in July - would it be mobbed - would it be really touristy? The answer to both of these questions was no - not even the main attraction the Basilica di San Francesco was over full. What's more it was free!! It really is a totally awe inspiring place - two churches in... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My partner went here to see Giotto paintings. At the store they were too expensive, so you have a choice to bring your own book or put in 50cents (on upper floor) and there is a guide to which ones are the Giotto paintings. The main one to see for us is St. Francis preaching to the birds, which is... More

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Hennepin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I almost missed the bus because I didn't want to leave! The Basilica is breathtaking and brings your soul to a peaceful place. You forget about the crowds and tourists and feel the presence of St. Frances everywhere you go. I could have wandered the streets for days!. And the Italian plates, platters and bowls were some of the best!... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The tomb definitely is special, not too busy considering it's a top location for tourists. The gardens were beautiful and the town of Assisi is very special.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You cannot help but be moved by this beautiful space and the spirit of Francis. While there are always groups of tourists, the tour guides use a microphone system that allows them to speak softly while allowing tour members to hear clearly what is being said. The basilica itself is filled with frescos that you could spend days studying. And... More

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Peekskill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Simply amazing, a must see if you are anywhere in Umbria or the surrounding countryside. The grounds, the courtyard, and most of all the interior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I are both animal lovers. This amazing place that was built in honor of the patron saint of animals (also the environment) this is one of the most moving religious locations I have ever been to. The views, the town and the Basilica. We will definitely come back to visit our favorite Saint.

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