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Via Portico is a narrow, short street that connects Via S. Francesco to Piazza del Commune. It is... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Murrieta, California

The evening view of the Basilica and the surrounding countryside from here is really spectacular... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
John-Paul S
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In the center of historic Assisi, this street leads to the Basilica of St. Francis.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
15 Sep 2016
“Umbrian paradise”
12 Jun 2017
Assisi, Italy
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Via Portico is a narrow, short street that connects Via S. Francesco to Piazza del Commune. It is lined with shops, restaurants, and gelaterias. Also provides a nice view of the top of the Campanile of Santa Maria sopra Minerva. **IT IS NOT CLOSED TO...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The evening view of the Basilica and the surrounding countryside from here is really spectacular. This of course coupled with the portico which is memorable by itself.

Thank John-Paul S
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Tuscany, Umbria ... how many ways can the average person say quintessential Northern Italy? Who would not want to spend several (rain-free) days here? So much to see and do and only a tourist's stop worth of limited time to taste it. But here goes...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Enter the square and take time to enjoy the ambience and view of the Cathedral. There are some steps that take you up to the garden which also gives you a good view.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 3 May 2016

You can't mistake this magnificent entrance to the Basilica San Francesco. Plenty of places to rest and even a toilet! Sit and watch the world and his brother go by. Beautiful views of the valley below.

Thank Malcolm J
Reviewed 31 October 2015

This is the square that we walked a while back to get to the Basilica of St. Frances, beside the arched passage there is nothing else to see.

Thank MBB1952
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Adjacent to the Basilica of Saint Francesco, this beautiful porch that runs along the courtyard where there is the entrance to visit the tomb of the saint. This is a great place for great photos and beautiful views, pity though that is sometimes ruined by...More

Thank Magellano81
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This street leads to the basilica of St Francis. Along one side is a covered and arched passageway. There is something peaceful about the journey down this road as with so much else in Assisi it is beautiful and imbued with spirituality

Thank Uday T
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Via Portica is in essence the street that leads to St Francis Basilica. It is a very beautiful street, especially in the evening. I had visited Assisi in Oct 2011 with a friend, and we had went with a tour group. Assisi is a tranquil...More

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