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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 43 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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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Basiica is something every visitor must see. The ancient structure and beautiful grounds with amazing views of Umbria. The story of San Franceso is a moving Christian reminder of dedication and the whole town reflects this with a low key tourist approach that is both relaxing and inspiring.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Beautiful atmosphere. I have been in here several time and every time it is a wonderful experience. Peace and Good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Wow! As a graduate of a Franciscan university this was absolutely one of the most enlightening experiences of my life. My friend and I used the rick Steve's travel app which was very helpful. The guide provided us information about the artist who painted the frescoes and deeper insight behind the meaning of each picture.

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Milan, Italy
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was an incredible visit. Once you walk to the top of the hill, you will appreciate the view - and pat yourself on the back for making it up! For those that can't make the walk, there are several taxi's at the bottom- going up was €8 Bring a bottle if water, and make sure your shoulders & knees... More

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Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I am a St. FRancis follower so being here just made my heart stop. the basilica is unbelivable gorgeous and the tomb chapel made me had goosebumps of having the oportunity to be there.

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Tickton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is the only place I have experienced something moving which is difficult to explain. Maybe it was the number of faithful praying in the crypt. The quiet peaceful feeling was tangible. Yes one to remember and reflect on.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a great place to start your touring of Assisi. It is a beautiful cathedral and really the gateway to the city of Assisi. The city is perched high on a peak and feels like a walled city where time has stopped but everything is preserved. Just lovely.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A stunning place, a high pinnacle of human endeavour. Peaceful, spiritual and exquisite. But DO NOT forget to dress correctly . . . .no short shorts or exposed shoulders, especially if you are there on a Sunday and Mass is being celebrated. Blue paper shawls are available from time to time to wrap round yourself but they had run out... More

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New Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I wish we had a little more time in this town. The most interesting thing about this basilica is the lower church and the tomb. The views from the upper church of the town of Assisi are something to be seen. There is no fee but a donation box is available. We parked at the bottom of the hill and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Basilica of St. Francis is a must-see...from the crypt, where people pray to the tomb of St. Francis, to the panoramic views. Everyone knows that the Basilica consists of two churches, and while it is true that the lower church is dark, I did not find it oppressive. The entire Basilica, like the town of Assisi itself, which seems... More

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