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Basilica di San Francesco

Open Now: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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Beautiful Basilica

We came to this area as part of a tour and stopped by this Basilica. It so big with beautiful... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Scarborough, ME, United States
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This church is huge and it is basically empty. A pitched timber roof is interesting. Not to much... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Cairns, Australia
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Piazza San Francesco, 53024, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286848
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After seeing the Cathedral of Siena this was a bit of a disapointment. Nothing special. Both the inside and outside are boring compared to a lot of other Basilicums and Churches.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We came to this area as part of a tour and stopped by this Basilica. It so big with beautiful paintings. A quiet place to sit and rest.

Thank Glynis407
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This church is huge and it is basically empty. A pitched timber roof is interesting. Not to much stained glass but several very large paintings. Definitely worth a visit

Thank leanneandtony
Reviewed May 29, 2018

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

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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
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

Thank applegate69
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
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
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 tinkle_24
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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March 14, 2018|
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.