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Basilica di San Francesco

Piazza San Francesco, 53024, Siena, Italy
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Spectacular Church

Not as ornate as the Sienna Cathedral, but the Basilica di San Francesco is beautiful, peaceful... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
Steve F
Ames, Iowa
Church parking nearby

This church is situated in the eastern part of the city and has parking close by. Church has a very... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
Linz, Austria
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Piazza San Francesco, 53024, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Not as ornate as the Sienna Cathedral, but the Basilica di San Francesco is beautiful, peaceful, and inspiring. Sitting and reflecting inside brings you closer to God, something that is much harder in the crowds of the cathedral. If I lived in Sienna, this would...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

This church is situated in the eastern part of the city and has parking close by. Church has a very ordinary interior.

Thank rodneycs
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The nature of a basilica is its relics and this one has the relics of St. Catherine. It also has stained glass windows that are quite new. Worth a visit.

Thank mjrg59
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Considering the Siena cathedral this one definitely falls short. But of course that would be mean to compare. The church looks beautiful from outside and much simpler in appearance. I do like the red muddy colour though.

Thank Juhi K
Reviewed 12 April 2016

It was nice to see, it is big, there is quite a bit to see, the people are friendly too, but it didn't impress me much.. Perhaps I have seen to many churches in Italy, but there are nicer more interesting things to see in...More

Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Large sunny piazza, basilica's architecture is attractive as are the many adjacent buildings. Interesting the cloisters, and other buildings with their courtyards.

Thank barefootsusyq
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Historic fires emptied much of the interior. Altarpiece paintings now sit in sparse frames inside. Don't miss the adjoining courtyard, with an interesting collection of fragments, now an entrance to spaces of the University of Siena.

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Big, beautiful and site of a Holy Miracle. We have been here many times. Our daughter was married in this Holy Site. Beautiful architecture, paintings and the presence of God. The Church staff and Priests are wonderful. Please see for yourselves.

Thank Charlie A
Reviewed 1 February 2016

This is a large, but very simple Basilica. There is plenty of art but it is at a much more modest level. Its a great Franciscan church, highlighted by its simplicity.

Thank punchcardRay
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

A bit hidden but a great find! I was struck by its simpleness and height. To see for those who appreciate all kinds of churches in Italy

Thank Maxim V
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