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Basilica di San Francesco

Piazza San Francesco, 53024, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286848
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Restorative Experience

A tranquil spiritual experience augmented by the lack of visitor crowds and street noise. A church... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
virgoBoson
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boson
Is it just another Basilica?

I've seen so many and was this one going to be any different? Of course it was. We parked nearly... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
UrbanDrifter
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Piazza San Francesco, 53024, Siena, Italy
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"beautiful church"
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"stained windows"
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"main altar"
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"open space"
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"worth a visit"
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"escalator"
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"interior"
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"frescoes"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tranquil spiritual experience augmented by the lack of visitor crowds and street noise. A church for prayer and personal reflection not only a museum although many of the frescoes, art and stained glass are of museum quality and in themselves worth a visit. We...More

Thank virgoBoson
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

I've seen so many and was this one going to be any different? Of course it was. We parked nearly and it was then easy to take the little escalator to the top - ta da - there we were. With high ceilings and austentatious...More

Thank UrbanDrifter
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Make sure you walk around the building there are some nice views. There is also a set of escalators taking in you down to one of the city gates. I was not that impressed with the inside

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Great sightseeing, as massive basilica but also lovely school covenant next door. Good spot to sightsee while in Siena.

Thank Fab G
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

Not the most obvious place to visit in Siena but it offers a sanctuary of peace and coolness. The square is popular with students.

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

A couple of excellent frescoes by the Lorenzetti brothers. Amazed how well preserved they have been! Interesting layout of Church with a number of altars, not one main altar as is typical of most churches.

Thank gweeboonhiah
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

The posative side of visiting this Basilica is that there are not a lot of tourists and there are a lot of pieces of Art. One of the negatives is that they will not allow you to take photos, even without flash.

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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

After parking in the public near the basilica we took the escalator all the way up to the top. The basilica is impressive - very tall ceilings, austere but very artistic with its stained windows and chapel paintings. Definitely worth a visit - not too...More

Thank Mihai M
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

With the Duomo there are so many people you rend not to notice the scale of the building, not so many visitors (certainly when we visited) on this site and the immediate impression was of the cast open space within the Basilica. They ask you...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

The paintings and sculptures in this cathedral are without doubt on a per with those in the Vatican. It is a moving experience to take them all in. A must visit attraction

Thank billmoffat2005
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nidalitto
March 14, 2018|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
No idea. I imagine there will be several masses. Why don't you search for a Web site, which might list the schedule.
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