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Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi

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Address: Sacro Convento di San Francesco | Piazza S. Francesco, 2, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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+39 075 819001
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An Amazing Place

This is an amazing place to see. This took 100 years to build. There are three levels. The upper church, the middle church and then the lower church. Take time to be present... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an amazing place to see. This took 100 years to build. There are three levels. The upper church, the middle church and then the lower church. Take time to be present and look at the frescoes on the walls. This is quite different from the ornate buildings in Rome but is a very holy place. It is amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Town was clean. Parking safe. A pretty decent walk to the Basilica. Some folks might need to check into getting help in that area since you can't just drive in due to the restrictions on cars. Tons of nice, little shops and places to eat. The Basilica was magnificent. My favorite day on an eleven day trip to Italy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to see the amazing nativity scene outside of this church! Take the time to go down and visit San Francesco's tomb. You will be in awe at how beautiful this church is.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to retreat from the Roman loudness and I found peace in this place. The frescos inside the basilica are incredible and to see the wooden cross from St. Francis time was magical. There was a mass going on and the chanting was hypnotic. I went down to the crypt where he is buried with other franciscans and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great art, culture...blow you away the spirit....the detail....loved it...recommend at least 3 hours...look long as there are details in every corner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a pretty good chance that if you visit Assisi as a tourist you will visit this Basilica. It is truly amazing and one of the best in Italy. An absolute must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful historic church! Mass was amazing and the singing by the Friers was unbelievable! Nativity was so life like.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In our 10 days in Italy Assisi turned out to be our favorite city outside of Rome. We hired a fabulous tour guide and spent more than an hour of the tour learning about the frescos, tomb of St. Francis, his artifacts and the development of the basilica - it truly is a site to behold perched on the edge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish we had stopped here at the basilica before we went anywhere else in Assisi because it was the real purpose of our pilgrimage. You definitely get a spiritual lift here. Instead we began our visit at the highest point on the hill and walked down through the town pausing several times for shopping, lunch, etc. before reaching the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I heard that Assisi is a beautiful medieval town and the Basilicas of St Francis (upper and lower) are the highlight of any visit to Assisi. We took a day trip from Florence by taking a return train from SMN Station. We booked the train tickets a few days in advance as we wanted to make sure... More 

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