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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

We visited the basilica towards the end of the day. We certainly needed a couple of hours to go around and do the artwork and the spirituality of the place justice. Downstairs is the nearest contemporary image of St Francis, it gives a sense of...More

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here in 1956 with my family and memories are scant so glad to have opportunity to refresh. Got there by 10am before the huge crowds . No pix allowed. Strict on raised voices. Enjoyed seeing both lower and upper basilicas and enjoyed a visiting...More

Thank Don D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Be as early as possible and take time. It is amazingly beautiful. Read about the history of the church when sitting on one of the church benches

Thank cojotent
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do! Free entry. Totally covered in frescoes. No photos allowed inside. If you are interested in Byzantine art go downstairs to the treasures museum. Donation entry. If you have difficulty walking you will make it here as it’s the first major...More

1  Thank Dale M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would not forget the story of San Francesco. I did not have enough information and knowledge before I visit - but I was amazed by the stories of San Francesco and also the Giotto's paintings!

Thank Jee Yoon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lower church is stunning. Even when it is very busy everyone is hushed and respectful. There is an aura of calm throughout the building. The walls and ceiling are intricately decorated with paintings and the side chapels are each decorated and dedicated to different...More

Thank bunyip612016
Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as you get near to Assisi the Basilica is a sight to behold. The magnificent building towers above you. The security bag checks by the police are I'm afraid a sign of the times, so can make the queues last longer, but it...More

Thank RebeccaBlueSky
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Basilica with the help of a tour guide--which I highly recommend. The art inside the upper and lower Basilica would be interesting to look out but not comprehend able without the guide.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Bascillica is an absolute "must see"! Free entry. The frescos are gorgeous. We went down to the crypt of St Franscis. A guide would have been helpful to hear the background and stories but not necessary. We also loved the gift shop that had...More

Thank blackcreekers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you are not religious, this is a wonderful place to visit. We had read that the queues would be long, but this was not our experience. As you walked into the Basilica a sense of calm takes over, it is a beautiful building...More

Thank John H
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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.