Via San Francesco

Via San Francesco, Assisi: Address, Via San Francesco Reviews: 4.5/5

Via San Francesco
4.5
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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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paolovbossi
The Hague, The Netherlands605 contributions
The centre of Assisi
Aug 2020 • Family
It is the main street of Assisi. Of course Assisi is a very touristic place and therefore the street is full of shops but I have to say that in general the medieval atmosphere is conserved.
Written August 17, 2020
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,278 contributions
Nice street
Dec 2019
This is a nice street to walk through town between the center of town and the basilica. It has shops, restaurants, businesses, and presumably homes. A good slice of Assisi.
Written March 29, 2020
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Judie C
8 contributions
A nice place for a stroll, to take in the culture and atmosphere
Sep 2019
Assisi felt very safe and this was a nice place for a stroll, to get gelato and browse the shops. We were two middle age women and we never had any problems, always felt safe. One comment on Assisi in general is to beware of the steps. There are many, many stairs to go anywhere in Assisi, which was tiring, even though we were in pretty good shape.
Written October 14, 2019
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL2,577 contributions
The Pulse Of Assisi
May 2019 • Couples
Via San Francesco is the main pedestrian artery that goes from one end of the city and terminates at the basilica. Numerous shops, cafes, and hotels line this street but it also has several key piazzas (Commune and Popolo) that have centuries old and historically important structures lining it. Torre de Popolo, Palazzo Communale, Temple of Minerva to name a few. Suggest walking down and taking a cab or bus back up to the parking area located atop the town. The walk can be especially strenuous as it is uphill all the way and is steep in some areas.
Written May 31, 2019
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,520 contributions
THE MAIN DRAG
Mar 2019 • Couples
It is the main street to get from the west end of town to Piazza del Comune, starting at the Lower Basilica to Arco del Seminario. Lined with shops, restaurants, and historical and religious buildings, it is a great place to wander.
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Written May 22, 2019
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA9,548 contributions
Main Street
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is the main street of central Assisi. It is lined with shops, restaurants, café’s, hotels, and places of interest.

It is nicest in the morning or evening when the day trippers are not there.
Written May 4, 2019
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KimberlyIA
Waterloo, United States49 contributions
A Highlight of Assisi
Apr 2018
Assisi is my favorite place in the world. You can sense the gentle spirit of St. Francis everywhere. I recommend having an experienced guide show you around the Basilica to explain the various frescos. Make sure you go to the lower basilica where St. Francis is buried. We had the opportunity to celebrate mass in the monk's chapel - not the same as the lower basilica. If you are traveling with a priest, you can request to have a private mass and they will assign you a location.
Written December 17, 2018
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Viktor B
Split, Croatia774 contributions
Such a beautiful city - St. Francis' home town
Apr 2018 • Friends
One of the most famous towns in Italy is Assisi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a home town of St. Francis. Assisi holds an extraordinary heritage rich in art and history. An important part of that patrimony is hidden beneath the streets of modern Assisi where you can immerse in the glorious past of the timeless city. Under the Piazza del Comune – the main square guarded by the Minerva Temple (1st c.B.C.) – it is possible to explore Assisi’s Roman Forum. There are also two important Roman houses nearby – the Domus di Properzio and the Domus del Lararium.
Rocca Maggiore: the Medieval fortress was begun in 1365 by Cardinal Egidio Albornoz. According to legends, the hilltop where the fortress lies was formerly the centre of an ancient acropolis. Pinacoteca Comunale: the art gallery, within Palazzo Vallemani, holds a remarkable collection of Medieval and Renaissance frescoes.
The convent of St. Francis houses some of the most ancient artworks belonging to the very beginning of the Franciscan Order. The museum was reorganized chronologically in 2000 and now it leads the visitors more clearly through the Order’s history. Take the time to walk among Assisi's medieval houses and shops. Most of the cobblestone streets and alleys will take you to the remains of glorious hitory of Assisi.
Written July 30, 2018
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Dany E
Beirut, Lebanon28 contributions
i can live there
Aug 2017 • Friends
the streets , the view , the nature even people in assisi are very friendly , its a must see , enjoy the walk , even at night
Written July 25, 2018
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,520 contributions
ASSISI MAIN STREET
Mar 2018 • Couples
This street runs from the Basilica to Arco de Seminario, where it changes name to Via Arnaldo Fortini. It is lined with shops, restaurants, hotels/inns and historical buildings.
Written April 12, 2018
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