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Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi

Piazza S. Francesco, 2, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 819001
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Piazza S. Francesco, 2, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 819001
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Besides visiting the Basilica during the day -when most of the tourist are there, I'd highly recommend to visit in the early hours or late evening. It's more quiet and allows you to admire the art and immerse in the true Spirit of St Francis...More

Thank Marta D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basilica embodies the whole atmosphere of Assisi. It oozes tranquility and peace - the meassage of San Francesco. The Basilica was full of treasures, but the greatest was the tomb of San Francesco. A very spiritual experience.

Thank BobBramble2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful basilicas in Italy. I always enjoy a visit and watching the sunset from it is stunning! Be prepared to walk up and down a descent inclined hill to access it and to climb uneven stairs once inside. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great colors of cathedral- great ambience. Cool place to visit :) recommend! The tomb is amazing, great feelingin the church in general

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive cathedral, one of the most impressive cathedrals I saw while in Italy. Just beautiful art throughout the church.

Thank lukelives
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The basilica of San Francis is an architectural gem, and the inside is just as stunning. Giotto frescoes, and Cimabue and Lorenzetti abound. The walls are covered with treasures. If you are an art lover, if you love Giotto, you are in for a real...More

Thank Martine A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica dates back to 1253 and is has fantastic frescos attributed to Giotto and Cimabue. The stone sarcophagus of Saint Francis is located at the base layer or crypt. Although this sight is massively popular it is readily accessible...More

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A refreshing change from the opulence of the Vatican. Beautiful and meditative environment within the basilica which felt genuinely sacred.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stunning Basilica over the burial site of Saint Francis. It has three levels and includes numerous and beautiful frescoes. It can get quite crowded but it's a must see. The city of Assisi itself is a must see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The humble life of St Francis is here enshrined in understated grandeur. Lots of stairs from lower to upper Churches, and plenty of fellow visitors but worth it. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of Franciscan priests in brown habits and sandels talking to...More

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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.
September 5, 2017|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
A couple of miles, but always taxi cab outside. From memory the fare was about 20 euro's.