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Address: Assisi, Italy
Activities: Shopping
Description: A great place for a stroll, this scenic street in the heart of Assisi is...
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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I walked this from Assisi to Piano Sasso on Mt Subasio. There is a whole series of trails from La Verna to way down south, 350 kilometers long. St. Francis walked a lot of them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I walked this from Assisi to Piano Sasso on Mt Subasio. There is a whole series of trails from La Verna to way down south, 350 kilometers long. St. Francis walked a lot of them, as he went from place to place. The trail I took, trail 50 and 60 from Assisi south, was very peaceful and well maintained, with... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 839 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I really really enjoyed this road after being visited the main Saint Francis Cathedral this road just starts from here and continuing leading up to the center of the town. A long path way with plenty handcrafts shops, souvenirs, bars, restaurants and hotels, However it's not just all of this but it's even the magical atmosphere that anyone breathe just... More 

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 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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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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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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Address: Address: Assisi, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Assisi

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