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Basilica di San Francesco

Piazza San Francesco, 53024, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286848
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The posative side of visiting this Basilica is that there are not a lot of tourists and there are a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
michael p
Atlanta, Georgia
Impressive church overlooked by the tourist crowd

After parking in the public near the basilica we took the escalator all the way up to the top. The... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Mihai M
London, United Kingdom
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“lovely church” (3 reviews)
“stained glass” (4 reviews)
“open space” (2 reviews)
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Piazza San Francesco, 53024, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286848
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank michael p
Reviewed 30 October 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
Reviewed 25 October 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

Thank Coralcaybelize
Reviewed 9 October 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
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This serene, impressive church, with its sprawling, sun-drenched piazza, offers a quiet respite from the cramped and crowded streets around Il Campo. From inside, I caught a glimpse of students reading in the adjacent cloister. Via Dei Rossi leads right to the piazza on the...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Sorry, but pales in comparison after visiting the cathedral. Some old fresco's, but not much else. A very large church, but half empty.

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This was another of the churches we visited on our tour of Siena - there are many of them. Another of the massive variety - see my picture of the doorway - with a cavernous interior and impressive stained glass. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The Basilica is located about a 10 minute walk north east of Il Campo down an easy walking slope. You enter into the Piazza in front of the Basilica through a stone archway. There is a small children's playground in the piazza. The Basilica was...More

1  Thank westy54
Reviewed 19 July 2017

If you are looking for a beautiful church, this is not one of them. It is large, the stained glass windows are lovely, there is a crypt of St. Francis downstairs, but overall, it is a site to visit for a very short time. If...More

Thank ProfessorOnzaga
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a Basilica not to be missed. In the lower church you will find the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi, in the upper church are frescos depicting the life of Francis.

Thank Richard D
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