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Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi, Assisi

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World Heritage listed, Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi features frescoes by Giotto, Lorenzetti, Martini, and Cimabue. St. Francis' monumental tomb is also located within the complex, which dates back to the 12th century. The info office, opposite the entrance into the lower church, can help you schedule a guided tour in English--probably the best way to appreciate this artistic and architectural gem of medieval Italy. A visit to Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Assisi vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • A visit to this spectacular building is of course the main reason for coming to Assisi. It is essentially two churches one on top of the other. That means lots and lots of steps. However it is all wor...  more »
  • Visited as part of COSMOS TOUR. Involves 10 minutes walk uphill. Also, the army had set-up checkpoints which added unforeseen delays in both directions. My wife seemed unaware that the army wanted to ...  more »
  • Religious sites have an inbuilt excitement to them, nowhere more significant than here in Assisi. There is a lot to absorb and fascination and reverence play key roles as do the decorative splendours ...  more »
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  • Building and surroundings beautiful. Hard to enjoy however, when Franciscan monks are aggressive and sarcastic. I fully understand the need to be respectful and quiet in a sacred place but there's a difference between an adult and a two year old. Also, telling another adult to 'please put away your camera' is not the same as 'did you not see the sign, are you stupid?'...Francis himself would be disappointed at the lack of basic manners and common sense. Not just one monk either, 5 or 6 of them with a chip on their shoulder. Thankfully they didn't say it to me but I was just shocked at their treatment of others.
  • Amazing place to visit and experience. You can really feel the peace and tranquility of the space where St. Francis prayed and looked for inspiration up on the hill top. Beautiful backdrop for pictures. The views go on for miles. There's also a museum about St. Francis of Assisi in the Basilica.
  • This place is awesome. It is a true monument both in size and content. It is also very moving and peaceful.
  • if you are luck, you could enjoy the exquisite messa with the exqusite paiting all around.Dr.DING
  • My idol saint. I like to visit another time. It's a wonderful place full of pigeons and peace around. The Basilica is well designed and it's luxurious