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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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Olivet, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

You could easily spend hours and hours here, from the Basilica to the surrounding gardens and tourist attractions and of course the rest of Assisi. The frescoes are worth the time to stop and wonder. We did not do a tour but I would suggest it, to learn all of the incredible history and art. There are masses, a bookstore,... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I was very disappointed with just about every aspect of our visit to Assisi. It was over the top with tacky trinkets and seemed far more interested in relieving visitors of money instead of providing relief for the soul. There are some amazing bits here, but it's lost among all the clutter. Possibly the most disappointing part of my 10... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Loved this Holy place. The burial site of St. Francis is inspirational and it gives one the feeling that this is a very special and annointed spot. Not to miss.

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West Chester, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We had seen a lot of churches on our trip, but for some reason, this really was memorable and touched me in a way I cannot explain. It's a very tranquil setting, and of course, St. Francis was an amazing person.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

It's a bit of a hike during the hot summer, but absolutely worth it. The frescoes have been beautifully restored to their glory. The smaller chapels are equally fascinating.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately you can't take photos in here. The alfrescos in both the upper and lower church are beautiful, colourful and quote detailed. Head downstairs to see the tomb of St Francis.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A must see. It is best to stay in the town of Assisi and walk around early in the morning before the other tourists arrive.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This church was built after the death of St. Frances and his body was moved to this location after construction. There is an upper church and a lower church which appears to be fairly unique. As such, there may be people touring the church as mass is being held. There is much to be seen on at least three different... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

So rich in the history of Saint Francis (San Francessco). The detail of the frescos coupled with their religious and historic significance was extraordinary. I was so moved by the telling of the horrific earthquake in the 1990's and the painstaking rebuilding the minute jigsaw which was once the main entrance. If you make it to the beautiful town if... More

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A stunning church, full of interest, and kept quite from people chatting by security, so it still feels like a church (not a museum) when you are in it.

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