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Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had no idea how big this town was. Be prepared to spend 4+ hours here. Be in proper clothes to enter church. I’m not a religious person but was overwhelmed how people reacted to St. Frances tomb. Very respectful place.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Janet E
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Basilica and Assisi are beautiful places to visit while in Italy. We spent a half day exploring the Basilica and Assisi but should have planned a whole day.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Why anyone would not go I do not know but this place is beautiful as well as being full of history. Lots of visitors but it did not feel at all crowded.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mark B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped in Assisi for a half day trip...and it was totally worth it. This town is a real gem, and although it is a main attraction, it feels a bit off the beaten path. The Basilica is the dominant feature of the town, and rightly...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous day visit from Lazio region or from the north. Assisi has something for everyone and the Basilica does not disappoint. Make sure you are respectfully dressed and visit all accessible areas to see 11and 12 century history.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior frescoes are amazing for their beauty and for practically covering all the walls. One of the most beautiful religious monuments I've ever seen

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Luiz C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful! St. Francis is a favorite of mine. This basilica is breathtaking. We did the audio tour which was helpful in learning about the art and life of St. Francis.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regardless of your religious beliefs this is one not to miss! Inspiring architecture and a serenity that we have rarely experienced anywhere else in the world. Puts the Vatican’s pomposity to shame with its sincerity and reverence for St Francis. The upper and lower buildings...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inside the basilica is amazing, do marvel at the ceiling art that you can clearly see is very different from other churches. Learn the life of St. Francis and his noble givings.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

Not being Catholic, we had less knowledge of this cathedral and about St. Francis. We hired a private guide who really explained the history and art making it a meaningful visit. No pictures are allowed inside.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Francisco Z
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Response from HJPinBeds | Reviewed this property |
best to visit their Web site and enquire?
Susanta S
September 30, 2017|
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Response from fairoaksjim | Reviewed this property |
No especially down stairs. I took some in the top floor Giotto frescoes
September 14, 2017|
Response from fairoaksjim | Reviewed this property |
We used a tour downloaded from Rick Steve's.