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Via San Francesco

Assisi, Italy
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Ranked #18 of 43 attractions in Assisi
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
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... more » 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. « less
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plattsburgh, ny
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
67 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Jerusalem
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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35 helpful votes 35 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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Canberra, Australia
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107 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

If you are in Assisi it is very likely that you will walk along this pleasant street, as it links several of the main attractions, including the Church of St Clare and the Basilica of St Francis. It is lined with little shops selling all sorts of wares and produce, and lots of souvenirs! There are also many small restaurants.... More

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Grays Essex England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Cobbled main street that leads from the top end of Assisi and Piazza del Comune down to St Francis basilica. Lots of shops and hotels along this winding steep narrow road.

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