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Bronze monument dedicated to a famous Saint.

This bronze monument dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi is located in Giardini Viale Carlo Felice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
Nice statue

We came across this nice statue by chance during our walk on the streets of the city. It is quite... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bronze monument dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi is located in Giardini Viale Carlo Felice in the Esquilino District, for a pilgrim on route between the two important basilicas in this district, San Giovanni and Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, it would be hard to...More

Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

This monument is just in front of Saint Giovanni del Laterano Basilica, so if you are visiting the Basilica and have some time, all you have to do is cross the big square and you'll see the statue. It's a very powerful statue, that says...More

Thank Alexandra-Iulia D
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We came across this nice statue by chance during our walk on the streets of the city. It is quite an imposing structure, even considering that it is so close to a big church. It is worth a look if you are in the area.

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is a small yet beautiful monument, located next to the gigantic San Giovanni basilica, hence it is further dwarfed by it.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This large monument of Italy’s Patron Saint, St Francis of Assisi is located at Piazza Porta di San Giovanni. Inaugurated in 1927, to commemorate the seventh centenary of his death. The statue depicts the visit of St Francis to Rome, with his eleven followers, (five...More

Thank KTGP
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I call Rome an open sky museum. This site is an example of why I do so. My first hour in Rome, and as I was crossing the road I suddenly noticed this grand statue. It caught me by surprise! Truly a distinctive piece of...More

Thank ASarkarM
Reviewed 5 May 2016

The monument was inaugurated in 1927 celebrating the seventh centenary of the saint’s death. It is a seven meters high bronze statue that shows Saint Frances with his arms outstretched surrounded by his disciples. The statue is a work of Tonini and is a nice...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 2 November 2015

This is just by the old city walls, and its huge. You can't miss it.....The city walls are such a back drop to the old Rome and from there you can see San Giovanni and Scala Santa Chapel ( holy stairs) Take the A line...More

Thank MonicaWelke
Reviewed 31 August 2015

One of the interesting things to see at Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano is the Monument to St. Francis of Assisi (Monumento San Francesco d'Assisi) situated a couple hundred metres in front of the Basilica. This monument is a sculptural arrangement of the Saint...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is an artistically mediocre statue in a city full of Berninis. It seems somewhat out of place, almost like it is neither big enough to be a dominant attraction in its own right, nor small enough to be conveniently overlooked. One good thing about...More

Thank BeatiMundoCorde
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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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