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Basilica San Francesco

Piazza San Francesco 14, 40122 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 221762
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Subtle Appreciation

Although this St Francis Church pales in comparison to the Basilica in Assisi, it still had some... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Tony D
Yomitan-son, Japan
Really interesting place

Really interesting place - we came across it whilst walking about Bologna - inside is a sarcophagus... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
London, United Kingdom
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11 Jun 2017
“Subtle Appreciation”
30 May 2017
“Really interesting place”
Piazza San Francesco 14, 40122 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 221762
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Although this St Francis Church pales in comparison to the Basilica in Assisi, it still had some wonderful aspects to honor its namesake - such as the tall unique carved altar piece. This church also seemed to have much more stained glass than many of...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Really interesting place - we came across it whilst walking about Bologna - inside is a sarcophagus - I took several pictures of it and its' surroundings.

Thank HongKong77
Reviewed 25 December 2016

An ancient church, built 800 years ago, really impressive. There is an courtyard from where the architecture can be admired. Also interesting are the graves of some of the first scholars of Bologna.

Thank Doru C
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

It's a nice mediveal gothic chuch, quite a rare thing even in Italy. It also has outside tombs witch look like small houses.

Thank Frankie_from_thecity
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The church is a bit outside very centre but it is still 10 min walking distance from Piazza Maggiore. The altars are absolutely stunning. It is worth to sit down at nearby restaurant, sipp a beer and enjoy outside view of the church.

1  Thank HappyChris008
Reviewed 25 March 2016

The gothical construction is most impressive, especially the white marble altar. Of special interesst are the three external sarcophages covered with green tiles. We did not find much explication about the latter.

Thank Zurich71
Reviewed 14 November 2015

This is not a church you find easily because it is a little outside the main cluster of attractions in Bologna but it is well worth visiting for its awe-inspiring architecture and calm interior. The front façade is very impressive and the piazza in front...More

1  Thank lizrowley
Reviewed 6 November 2015

In the midst of grand churches that defy gravity and challenge the imagination, this is a more personal church that is quiet and personally inviting. Persons who love to quietly walk Bologna and are open to inspecting everything on the way will really enjoy this...More

Thank maryfort c
Reviewed 1 October 2015

A beautiful church but we really enjoyed the piazza at night. We ate nearby lots of local joints and then ended up hanging outside in the piazza with the locals at night, very relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank PopeyeCT
Reviewed 26 August 2015

It is on a very nice square, where the tomb of the Glossatori are. A simple facade and a beautiful inside with a lot of art works.

Thank 545medva
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