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Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi

Piazza di Porta San Giovanni | Esquilino, 00185 Rome, Italy
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A beautiful monument.

This is a small yet beautiful monument, located next to the gigantic San Giovanni basilica, hence... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel

This large monument of Italy’s Patron Saint, St Francis of Assisi is located at Piazza Porta di San... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2016
Adelaide, Australia
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Piazza di Porta San Giovanni | Esquilino, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed January 25, 2017

This is a small yet beautiful monument, located next to the gigantic San Giovanni basilica, hence it is further dwarfed by it.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed October 24, 2016

This large monument of Italy’s Patron Saint, St Francis of Assisi is located at Piazza Porta di San Giovanni. Inaugurated in 1927, to commemorate the seventh centenary of his death. The statue depicts the visit of St Francis to Rome, with his eleven followers, (five...More

Thank KTGP
Reviewed July 18, 2016

I call Rome an open sky museum. This site is an example of why I do so. My first hour in Rome, and as I was crossing the road I suddenly noticed this grand statue. It caught me by surprise! Truly a distinctive piece of...More

Thank ASarkarM
Reviewed May 5, 2016

The monument was inaugurated in 1927 celebrating the seventh centenary of the saint’s death. It is a seven meters high bronze statue that shows Saint Frances with his arms outstretched surrounded by his disciples. The statue is a work of Tonini and is a nice...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is just by the old city walls, and its huge. You can't miss it.....The city walls are such a back drop to the old Rome and from there you can see San Giovanni and Scala Santa Chapel ( holy stairs) Take the A line...More

Thank MonicaWelke
Reviewed August 30, 2015

One of the interesting things to see at Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano is the Monument to St. Francis of Assisi (Monumento San Francesco d'Assisi) situated a couple hundred metres in front of the Basilica. This monument is a sculptural arrangement of the Saint...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is an artistically mediocre statue in a city full of Berninis. It seems somewhat out of place, almost like it is neither big enough to be a dominant attraction in its own right, nor small enough to be conveniently overlooked. One good thing about...More

Thank BeatiMundoCorde
Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

It's ok. Quite dirty with rubbish around. Very busy intersection right next to it. The basilica on the other side looks amazing but this looks a little lost and maybe even out of place. It's worth going past and taking a photo. That's my 2...More

Thank Geoffrey B
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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