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Church of San Francesco of Assisi -Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi

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Address: Piazza di San Francesco d'Assisi, off Via Paternostro, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Nice architecture

You will understand what you're going to see from the entrance of the church.Believe me this is so unique. the inside of the San Francesco is very interesting and amazing!

Reviewed 13 May 2015
Aurora P
Province of Palermo, Italy
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Province of Palermo, Italy
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Reviewed 13 May 2015

You will understand what you're going to see from the entrance of the church.Believe me this is so unique. the inside of the San Francesco is very interesting and amazing!

Thank Aurora P
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 15 February 2015

We arrived here just as Sunday services were ending. What struck me most about this church was the beautiful wooden ceiling.

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Reviewed 18 January 2015

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.

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Reviewed 21 December 2014

The church of St. Francis is beautiful, peaceful, and unhurried. We missed Sienna, but the town of Assisi is everything you could want in an Italian hill town. The escalator to the top of the town makes access easy and then it's a gentle downhill walk to the church and your transportation. The views are spectacular from the top and... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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Reviewed 11 November 2014

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... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

We loved this church and the story of St Francis. We didn't realize he wasn't trained as a monk but just a man who loved nature, solitude , and peace. The town was very crowded the day we were there but the church is spread out over beautiful grounds so it seemed like a true respite.

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Reviewed 17 September 2014

this is an awe inspiring place. The story, the church, the restaurants, the area is just beaufiul. The food is where locals go becuase it was so good. Find a little restaurant- step in, sit down and order off the menu. Don't pass this up! There are hotels there to stay in, not much to do but take it all... More 

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South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

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.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Assisi is holy ground. I'm not an overly sentimental human being, but Assisi is one of those places that illicitness emotion and the contemplative within me. It was a privilege to walk where St. Francis walked, and to return home with the dust of this most holy place on my shoes.

Thank totheedge
The Villages, Florida
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

We actually ended up here while looking for a different church. However, we were rewarded with beautiful architecture. The church was built in the the 13th century together with the Franciscan monastery. The interior has many works or art as well as sculptures, including one of the first Renaissance works in Sicily.

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