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Basilica di San Francesco

Open Now: 08:00 - 12:30, 15:30 - 19:30
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Home of the Holy Hosts

This basilica is known for the presence of the Holy Hosts that are kept here and are still... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Huntington Beach, California
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Sad history

The church was built in the first half of the 13th century in Romanesque style, but it was enlarged... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Rijeka, Croatia
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Piazza San Francesco, 53024, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This basilica is known for the presence of the Holy Hosts that are kept here and are still physically incorrupt since 1730. The Eucharistic miracle of Siena offers us the chance to witness Christ’s presence and his love even today. Very touching.

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

The first attraction you hit upon your arrival to Sienna. Definitely worth some time to visit. Good landmark to meet others

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

The church was built in the first half of the 13th century in Romanesque style, but it was enlarged in the 15th century and turned into a big Gothic building. It is an interesting design, based on the Egyptian cross plan with a nave covered...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 26 August 2018

After seeing the Cathedral of Siena this was a bit of a disapointment. Nothing special. Both the inside and outside are boring compared to a lot of other Basilicums and Churches.

Thank ArthurGebuys
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We came to this area as part of a tour and stopped by this Basilica. It so big with beautiful paintings. A quiet place to sit and rest.

Thank Glynis407
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This church is huge and it is basically empty. A pitched timber roof is interesting. Not to much stained glass but several very large paintings. Definitely worth a visit

Thank leanneandtony
Reviewed 29 May 2018

A tranquil spiritual experience augmented by the lack of visitor crowds and street noise. A church for prayer and personal reflection not only a museum although many of the frescoes, art and stained glass are of museum quality and in themselves worth a visit. We...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

I've seen so many and was this one going to be any different? Of course it was. We parked nearly and it was then easy to take the little escalator to the top - ta da - there we were. With high ceilings and austentatious...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Make sure you walk around the building there are some nice views. There is also a set of escalators taking in you down to one of the city gates. I was not that impressed with the inside

Thank applegate69
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Great sightseeing, as massive basilica but also lovely school covenant next door. Good spot to sightsee while in Siena.

Thank Fab G
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14 March 2018|
Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
No idea. I imagine there will be several masses. Why don't you search for a Web site, which might list the schedule.