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Via San Francesco

Assisi, Italy
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Ranked #19 of 43 Attractions in Assisi
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: A great place for a stroll, this scenic street in the heart of Assisi is lined with beautiful residences, shops and interesting buildings from centuries past.

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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217 reviews 217 reviews
113 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This street is the main east-west corridor through the old town. It is increasingly populated with shops and, of course, crowds of tourists. Via San Francesco is at its best in the evening, after dinner, when the crowds are largely gone.

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Centreville, Virginia
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290 reviews 290 reviews
205 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This main street of Assisi climbs from the Basilica di San Francisco through the heart of the town. The picturesque cobblestoned street is a pedestrian only lane lined with medieval and Renaissance houses, shops and restaurants. The Pilgrim's Chapel(Oratorio dei Pellegrini) located at 13a is decorated with 15th century frescoes by da Gualdo. The name of the street changes to... More

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plattsburgh, ny
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Assisi is divided into 2 parts very distinctly, new and old. the new part has a McDonalds on the corner. In contrast, the old part that is walled will not let you drive in (unless you are staying at a hotel, and then only to drop off luggage). Via San Francesco stretches most of the way through the old part... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Visiting Assisi - then take time to stroll down Via San Francesco. Street is cobblestoned and lined with shops, cafés & restaurants. Great for purchasing those little gifts you want to take back home. Not to be missed.

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This street includes everything that one would like to do in Assisi, from restaurants to stores and souvenir shops. It starts at San Francesco basilica and ends at Santa Chiara basilica.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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136 reviews 136 reviews
75 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Via San Francesco in Assisi takes you a good way through the town and allows for some great sight-seeing, photo ops, and shopping. Lots of crowds by mid-afternoon so an early start (before 10:30am) is a better way to go. Stores are open by then and you can browse with a little bit more room around you. Ended the walking... More

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Assisi in general will blow you away, make sure to walk, better then having to watch where you are driving!!

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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Lovely street to walk down / up if you're walking around Assisi. It's got some lovely architecture and courtyards and views here and there. It's surprisingly open to local traffic and we had to duck- in to doorways to avoid cars! Many little boutique shops and tourist souvenirs shops. Some of them look nicer than others (some of them look... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
76 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Via San Francesco is the main drag in Assisi. It begins at Basilica di San Francesco (St. Francis’ Basilica) and goes up, up, and up some more to Santa Chiara (St. Clare’s Church) near the top of Assisi. It is cobblestone-paved, medieval, quaint, and is lined with shops, cafés, restaurants, and hotels. Anything you might want to find in Assisi,... More

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Kilkee, Ireland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

this is a very steep area of assisi also going to bus park lots of steps very expensive mind the traffic

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