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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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A walk through history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2014
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Centreville, Virginia
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
64 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A tour around Assissi is mandatory. The town lives on the so called San Francisco de Assissi. Images, statues, shops selling reliquaries of him inundate the town. Very well maintained for the joy of the tourist, but very unreal. Unlike Spello. See our review on it to compare. 2wanderers.com

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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218 reviews 218 reviews
113 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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209 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
51 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
78 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
90 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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