Chiesa di San Francesco
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Claireblumdestevens
Oswego, NY67 contributions
Nov 2011
Driving from Urbino to Assisi, we stopped in Gubbio, Italy to take a ride on the funicular up the side of the hill to Abbey of Sant' Ubaldo. It a wonderful activity. The weather was beautiful that day and the view in the 2 person basket as well as on the top of the hill was wonderful. Very exciting having to run and jump into the green steel basket with the help of the attendent as well as jumping out. As one rides up in the basket, the view is breath-taking. We got out of the basket and walked around. Going in November is the perfect time, the weather is good and no one is there. I bet it can be very busy during summer months.
The Abbey of Sant' Ubaldo is beautiful as well as the view. I recommend listening and looking at pictures to tour box in back of church for 1 euro. It was very informative. As you look toward the alter where the body of the saint is located, to the right are the large baskets that are used in the festival in May every year. The baskets are taken down the hill for the parade and then they walked back up the a hill to celebrate the festival.
After go through the church, we went to the coffee shop and had cappucino and a sweet. Yum. We walked around the back streets for quite a while , before returning to our rental car. Wished we had more time to spend in Gubbio. A lovely medival town.
Written December 30, 2011
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Jeanne L
Hillsboro, Oregon34 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
A trip to Gubbio is a trip back into time. We walked through the town, from the base of the village where there are remains of an early auditorium, through the church, and then up to the gardens built by a local "bigwig" long ago for his homesick wife who missed her childhood flowers. We had coffee and dessert in a great little coffee shop while it poured rain outside.
Written September 26, 2015
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,211 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Beautiful old church near the bottom of town. First stop on our visit to Gubbio and with free entry it’s certainly worth checking out
Written September 27, 2019
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André V
101 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Though not a highlight, this church is absolutely worth a visit. Outside you'll find a statue of St. Francis and the tamed wolf. Inside the church there are some damaged frescoes. The exterior of the church, with its beautiful white stones, is really worth a closer look.
Written July 30, 2015
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Piergiorgio P
Bergamo, Italia528 contributions
May 2012 • Family
For Saint Francis's fans, this was the place where the saint slept. Of the old house which hosted Francis, only a wall now can be seen (near the sacresty). The church is not particoularly actractive. On right apse there are some frescos by Maestro di San Francesco di Gubbio depicting two St. Francis' stories.
Written May 2, 2012
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giacomina17
Brisbane, Australia545 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
This is a beautiful place. Art work is gorgeous. It closes during the middle of the day so time your visit. It was peaceful just to sit and take it all in.
Written September 26, 2018
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Phil O
Bolton, UK1,849 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
The church was built by 1256 . The site belonged to Giacomello Spadalunga who clothed St Francis after an encounter with a robber. It is a Gothic style church with frescoes. Under the altar are the remains of a blessed nun Franceschina who died in 1255.
Written June 21, 2018
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girlalex79
New York City, NY87 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Interesting history of Gubbio is told here. One of the main destinations of this town. You should visit.
Written September 23, 2017
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK4,629 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Although I can understand where they are coming from, I must say that I can't agree with those reviewers who say that this is a stark or plain church. In my view this is a rather lovely example of a 13th century church, and it is unusual in Gubbio as it is the only church in town (and there are many!) with a nave and two aisles.

Its major historical significance is that it was built immediately after the death of St Francis on land owned by the Gubbian family who gave him sanctuary when he fled Assisi. There are some magnificent works of art to enjoy here but for me, pride of place must go to the 14th and 15th century frescoes that were revealed during renovation work between 1926 and 1938. Fabulous!
Written June 17, 2017
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mick c
Sydney, Australia177 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
The church is beautiful with lovely paintings and decorations
In many ways I preferred it to the Basilica in Assisi
Written April 18, 2017
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