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Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi

Piazza S. Francesco, 2, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 819001
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Piazza S. Francesco, 2, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 819001
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The whole purpose of coming to the town of Assisi is this Basilica dedicated to St.Francis and his works. You can spend an entire day visiting this basilica and still not cover everything. We attend the tail end of a mass in front of the...More

Thank DaveL300
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went there and had two thoughts: how did they build such things and why don't they do it anymore?? A joy for the eyes and soul

Thank Laura12342015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting here was a very deep and spiritual experience. Regardless of your religious persuasions, you must know about St. Francis. The Basilica is truly amazing. The frescoes by Giotto are incredible. I had a local guide and it was so worth it as Marco explained...More

Thank giacomina17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and uplifting experience. You siply must visit. We were lucky to enjoy a rehearsal for a musical event held the next day, great singers etc. We were deeply touched.

Thank TomRoxTT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful visit while in Assisi. A beautiful basilica that makes the train ride worthwhile in itself.

1  Thank chasg123
Reviewed 12 December 2017

We spent nearly 90 minutes here, but could as easily spent two hours. The lower church does not (by architectural necessity) have the soaring vaulted ceiling of the upper church, but its art work and especially its frescos are spellbinding. The relics of St. Francis...More

2  Thank twoinmaine
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I will just say this is an absolutely beautiful basilica to visit. We went without a tour and did not have any problems with enjoying it just as much without paying for a tour.

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The late medieval/pre-Renaissance paintings - even for this inartistic person - were genuinely something to behold. We must thank Rick Steve’s Audio App for the very thorough written explanation of the various murals in the Upper Basilica as well as other points of interest in...More

Reviewed 5 December 2017

This beautiful Basilica is well worth a visit. The upper and lower churches are incredible works of art, and the lower crypt has the relics of St Francis. Quite an experience to walk through and admire! Be sure to check out the gift store that...More

Thank Terezia M
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Stunningly beautiful this Basilica is a must see if you are travelling to Italy. The frescoes by Giotto and his school are perfectly preserved and are windows into the period of their creation. Visiting the tomb of St Francis is a moving experience regardless of...More

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Susanta S
30 September 2017|
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Response from fairoaksjim | Reviewed this property |
No especially down stairs. I took some in the top floor Giotto frescoes
14 September 2017|
Response from fairoaksjim | Reviewed this property |
We used a tour downloaded from Rick Steve's.
6 September 2017|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
A couple of miles, but always taxi cab outside. From memory the fare was about 20 euro's.