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Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi, Assisi

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  • To visit the basilica, touring the lower church that is low and dark, the crypt and upper Church which is large, spacious and bright. It breathes peace. With the paintings of Giotto, you explore the life of Francis.
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  • I attended both the vigil of Holy Saturday that all other religious functions of the period and were unforgettable moments
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  • The Basilica of San Francesco is situated in scenic surroundings. Rises to the top in Assisi in so-called colle del Paradiso. Composed of two basilicas: top and bottom and with inside absolute masterpieces of art (among all Giotto with depictions of the life of Saint Francis). Visited the tomb of Saint Francis. "Obviously when I celebrate religious services there are limits to the visit of the Basilica
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  • Magnificent and cavernous structure. The vast upper basilica pulls you this way and that to stare at remarkable frescoes. The lower basilica feels like it's compressed around you, but with art treasures that match those above. The purported burial site of St. Francis is in an a relatively spartan surrounding (also on the lower level), but with fitting dignity. The basilica grounds stand high above the plain below, providing a sweeping view of the countryside.
  • Even though it was put up in a relatively short time to celebrate the life of a saint who emphasized the importance of poverty, there's nothing that can compare to the wealth of frescoes that date from the dawn of an artistic awakening in Europe. The restorations from the earthquake of 1997 are amazingly well done. Magnificent structure; even better wall decorations. Expect to spend at least a couple of hours to get the full benefits from the experience. Reading up ahead of time will only help.
  • This basilica of Saint Francis has very beautiful and stunning stained glass. In the basement of the chapel is where Saint Francis' remains are interred.
  • Priceless art, holy dwelling, in the footsteps of a great saint. Great gift shop.
  • This is fairly different from Florence or Siena. This is really a place where people come to pray, so touristic activities are limited inside the basilica (no cameras). The late middle ages frescoes are quite impressive, and the museum is very interesting, even if a bit short on information.