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Basilica San Francesco

Piazza San Francesco 14, 40122 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 221762
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Must visit!

This piazza really is the one for me. It's fresh, open, clean and has a stunning church at one end... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melanzane P
Bologna, Italy
via mobile

one of the top church in bologna.worth to go there.try to choose a time when there are not a mass... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Daniel K
Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“Must visit! ”
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Piazza San Francesco 14, 40122 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 221762
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This piazza really is the one for me. It's fresh, open, clean and has a stunning church at one end and a fantastic bar at the other with friendly bar staff, decent and reasonably priced beer and coffee and an outside seating area. At night...More

Thank Melanzane P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

one of the top church in bologna.worth to go there.try to choose a time when there are not a mass at the moment

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Again another beautiful church which is used by the Franciscan Order and during our visit the monks were singing many hymns around twelve midday. There are two raised coffins in the grounds which we understand held the remains of two important council members rather than...More

Thank Sunseeker215
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Although this St Francis Church pales in comparison to the Basilica in Assisi, it still had some wonderful aspects to honor its namesake - such as the tall unique carved altar piece. This church also seemed to have much more stained glass than many of...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Really interesting place - we came across it whilst walking about Bologna - inside is a sarcophagus - I took several pictures of it and its' surroundings.

Thank HongKong77
Reviewed 25 December 2016

An ancient church, built 800 years ago, really impressive. There is an courtyard from where the architecture can be admired. Also interesting are the graves of some of the first scholars of Bologna.

Thank Doru C
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

It's a nice mediveal gothic chuch, quite a rare thing even in Italy. It also has outside tombs witch look like small houses.

Thank Frankie_from_thecity
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The church is a bit outside very centre but it is still 10 min walking distance from Piazza Maggiore. The altars are absolutely stunning. It is worth to sit down at nearby restaurant, sipp a beer and enjoy outside view of the church.

1  Thank HappyChris008
Reviewed 25 March 2016

The gothical construction is most impressive, especially the white marble altar. Of special interesst are the three external sarcophages covered with green tiles. We did not find much explication about the latter.

Thank Zurich71
Reviewed 14 November 2015

This is not a church you find easily because it is a little outside the main cluster of attractions in Bologna but it is well worth visiting for its awe-inspiring architecture and calm interior. The front façade is very impressive and the piazza in front...More

1  Thank lizrowley
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