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Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi

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Address: Sacro Convento di San Francesco | Piazza S. Francesco, 2, 06081, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: (+39) 075.819001
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A Place of Tranquility befitting St Francis

Saw that this was not far off the main route from Venice to Rome so decided to stop for a couple of hours (which turned into three). It is just fascinating not only the Basilica... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Saw that this was not far off the main route from Venice to Rome so decided to stop for a couple of hours (which turned into three). It is just fascinating not only the Basilica and Museum but also the surrounding small town. we both came away feeling a sense of contentment and peace, so well worth the visit. Nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful basilica on a hill in northern Italy. Great host/priest. Town that adjoins is quaint and well worth the visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Again captivated by the history and story of the church, how and why is stands and who it means so much to. The village has a special shape with loads of stairs and kind friendly people.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the basilica recently. We found the whole experience very interesting and informative. Well worth a visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been looking forward to visiting Assisi for years; however, the total lack of any kind of spiritual atmosphere and the sense of the whole operation being a money-making scam, made us cut our visit short. Poor St Francis must be spinning so fast in his tomb. The public lavatories for the pilgrims/tourists are a disgrace!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting. It is a sad example of the times... saw much more military and police presence than prior years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We parked at one end of the village to visit Santa Clara and had to cross the village on foot to San Francesco. We were lucky as we had the opportunity to visit the village of Assisi. The Basilica of San Francesco is a unique church with multiple levels, the upper and lower churches. I strongly recommend the visit and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the basilica three times over three days. The first two days were public holidays and it was packed, mainly with pilgrims. The third day there was barely a soul and quite a different experience. The frescoes are very beautiful; more simple than other churches in Italy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wish we had more time here. The city of Assisi is truly serene. Peace surrounds you and there is a quietness about this place, pure and surreal. My family and I took a day trip on a train here. It was beautiful. The Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare were beautiful. Every home and building is lovely, detailed and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most beautiful for me is the tomb. It is underground of the low basilica. It is beautiful because the tomb of St. Francis is in the middle and his tomb is surrounded by the tombs if his companions, his best friends. Live together as friends and they lied died together at the same place. A very sacred and holy... More 

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