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Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi, Assisi

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  • It's a huge cathedral. I'm not Cristian but I was really amesed from this holly place. It seems like a place very important to cristianists. It is very impressive.  more »
  • The basilica is a must see. Stunning frescoes and jaw dropping architecture. What an honor to be able to kneel and pray only several feet away from the tomb of Saint Francis of Assisi. The beauty and ...  more »
  • Beautifull but slightly overcrowded 13th century church is the mother church of the friars of Saint Francis. Beautifull fresco's from the Giotto School, well restored after the last earthquake of 1997...  more »
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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.