Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, Assisi

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Must see · World heritage site · Church · Tourist Spot
World Heritage listed, Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi features frescoes by Giotto, Lorenzetti, Martini, and Cimabue. St. Francis' monumental tomb is also located within the complex, which dates back to the 12th century. The info office, opposite the entrance into the lower church, can help you schedule a guided tour in English--probably the best way to appreciate this artistic and architectural gem of medieval Italy. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi by using our Assisi trip itinerary planner.
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  • Visiting the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is a must. It is free to get in and it is beautiful. Make sure to see the vista points as well as his tomb.  more »
  • Now, during the Advent season, Assisi projections are shown in various places. At the basilica, San Ruffino or the Minerva temple ... one more beautiful than the others. It is harvest time for the...  more »
  • Just amazing! Assisi was our favorite place in Italy. The Basilica was a key part of what we enjoyed there. Walking around the grounds, we learned new things about Saint Francis. We enjoyed the artifacts. Visiting Saint Francis’ tomb felt especially holy. We went to confession and Mass. it was a spectacular experience!
  • Very beautiful and interesting. We had a tour guide when we where here which I would definitely recommend so you can get the story of the city and Francis of Assisi. Even if you aren't religious, his story is fascinating and inspiring. The artwork in the church is beautiful and interesting. The views from outside of the surrounding country are beautiful.

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