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Basilica San Francesco

Piazza San Francesco 14, 40122 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 221762
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A place to visit, check opening times, we had to return to gain entry.

A beautiful church and surroundings, lots to see and such a lovely place to just sit and take... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Hereford, United Kingdom
Worth the walk

A ten minute walk west of Piazze Maggiore, this is a haven of tranquillity in the busy city of... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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Piazza San Francesco 14, 40122 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 221762
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

A beautiful church and surroundings, lots to see and such a lovely place to just sit and take everything in.

Thank quilter48
Reviewed 18 November 2017

A ten minute walk west of Piazze Maggiore, this is a haven of tranquillity in the busy city of Bologna. Founded in the 13th century this cathedral was badly damaged during WW2 but the sympathetic restoration has been very well done. There are some wonderful...More

Thank lynchcarmelb
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This church is approx. 10 mins' walk from Piazza Maggoire. A little off the center but good for visiting. It was built in the 13th century but is still well preserved whether on the inside or outside of the church with some tombs in the...More

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Another chapel that is worth a visit. Most ask for a donation only so there is not an official entry price.

Thank Murray L
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Most of the church was stripped by Napoleonic troops,so there's not much else to see; and it's not particularly close to any othe sites

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This amazing tribute to St. Francis was actually started in 1236 while he was still alive. I think the exterior at the back of the church is amazing with it's flying buttresses which are rare in Italian churches and the four little pavilions that are...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This church is one to visit, the inside and outside are both beautiful and well reserved. Monks where doing there midday prayers when we came in and also there are beautiful shrines.

Thank Seline v
Reviewed 2 September 2017 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 23 August 2017

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
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