Basilica di San Francesco d'Assisi

Basilica di San Francesco d'Assisi

Basilica di San Francesco d'Assisi
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julia s
Chelsea12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Couples
another masterpiece you can see in palermo!!this old church is spectacular!!!it completes the old town around it!!!!!!
Written June 12, 2012
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EMajeski
Florence, Italy16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is not just another basilica in Italy. Besides being a major point of Christian pilgrimage in Italy and an UNESCO World Heritage location, it is a beautiful Romanesque Gothic structure with some very famous works of art inside, some of which are steeped in mystery (take note all you Code-ophiles).

Even if you think you are weary if churches, do not pass this one by if you are in Assisi. Of course San Francesco was named for St. Francis of Assisi and this is his church, where he is interred. It is a stunning place to walk through and the expansive scenic views all around the hill it sits atop are some of the best and most open in Assisi.

San Francesco made news in 2011 when an art restorer discovered an interresting hidden addition to one of artist Giotto's famous paintings: a devil face that was painted into one of the clouds. Hidden meaning or a humorous Renaissance man behaving badly? You decide.
Written January 5, 2012
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permia
Ireland61,423 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
The church is most pleasing. It manifests a number of styles including Gothic but the overall impression is attractive plainness. In contrast the Cappella Mastrantonio and Cappella dell’Immacolata are highly decorative.

Along the central nave the plain columns and arches are wonderful. The wooden ceiling is noteworthy. There is a minimal amount of stained glass.
Written January 18, 2015
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Veronica C
Oldsmar, FL798 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
WHAT CAN i SAY, I love churches and this was no different. Liked the area and the fact that this Saint looks after animals, what could be better
Written November 4, 2012
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Acollaccio
Los Angeles, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Couples
Next to it is a great focacceria to treat yourself to real sicilian food, arancini and the popular 'milsa'. You will return for more!
Written May 27, 2012
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BreandanOB396
Palermo, Italy26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
Sunday Mass was like a meeting of old and new friends
Written May 23, 2012
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4bellaarte2
Tarpon Springs, FL301 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
There seems to be a confusion with some of the reviews...this church is in Palermo not Assisi. It is tucked away in a quiet piazza in the Kalsa district. Inside it is very decorative with a lot of beautiful Sicilian marble.
Written October 26, 2018
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Diane K
Venice, FL4,473 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
We arrived here just as Sunday services were ending. What struck me most about this church was the beautiful wooden ceiling.
Written February 15, 2015
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PVETraveler
Palos Verdes Estates, CA37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
On our trip from Rome to Venice we had a short stop at Assisi. The Medieval town is a UNESCO protected site and is absolutely preserved. There are narrow winding cobble stone roads, stone shops and homes, wonderful cafes and a vista of the valley below. Leave yourself time to enjoy. Of course there is also the Church of San Francesco of Assisi to visit as well. Can be crowded - so again leave yourself time.
Written November 11, 2014
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Jeanie K
South Carolina155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014
This is a pure place. Unadorned except for the frescoes which are magnificent. You will find solitude, a place to pray, and incredibly beautiful views. While I was there, and praying a group of backpackers from Germany sang an impromptu a cappella song of praise. Heaven must be like this place.
Written June 2, 2014
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