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Basilica di San Francesco

Piazza San Francesco, 53024, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286848
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Work of Arts stunning

The paintings and sculptures in this cathedral are without doubt on a per with those in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rhyl, United Kingdom
Quiet Grandeur

This serene, impressive church, with its sprawling, sun-drenched piazza, offers a quiet respite... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brian M
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  • Average15%
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“lovely church” (3 reviews)
“stained glass” (4 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
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Piazza San Francesco, 53024, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286848
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The paintings and sculptures in this cathedral are without doubt on a per with those in the Vatican. It is a moving experience to take them all in. A must visit attraction

Thank billmoffat2005
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This serene, impressive church, with its sprawling, sun-drenched piazza, offers a quiet respite from the cramped and crowded streets around Il Campo. From inside, I caught a glimpse of students reading in the adjacent cloister. Via Dei Rossi leads right to the piazza on the...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Sorry, but pales in comparison after visiting the cathedral. Some old fresco's, but not much else. A very large church, but half empty.

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This was another of the churches we visited on our tour of Siena - there are many of them. Another of the massive variety - see my picture of the doorway - with a cavernous interior and impressive stained glass. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The Basilica is located about a 10 minute walk north east of Il Campo down an easy walking slope. You enter into the Piazza in front of the Basilica through a stone archway. There is a small children's playground in the piazza. The Basilica was...More

1  Thank westy54
Reviewed 20 July 2017

If you are looking for a beautiful church, this is not one of them. It is large, the stained glass windows are lovely, there is a crypt of St. Francis downstairs, but overall, it is a site to visit for a very short time. If...More

Thank ProfessorOnzaga
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a Basilica not to be missed. In the lower church you will find the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi, in the upper church are frescos depicting the life of Francis.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The neo-Gothic facade of the basilica is the result of the early 20th century remodeling effort although the original church dates to the 13th century. The interior is pretty dark and except for the stained windows the decorations are modest.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Just outside the city centre, the Basilica of San Francisco seems to epitomize the simplicity of the early Franciscan order with it's relative lack of ornamentation and the grandeur of its design. It dominates the western skyline from many parts of the old city (great...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We went to this Basilica as part of a bus excursion from Florence. The importance of this church is that it holds the head of one of Italy's patron saints, Saint Catherine of Siena who lived from 1347 to 1388, and worked out of this...More

Thank 2torontotraveller
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