Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi

Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi

Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi

Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi
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Rosy
Spello, Italy22 contributions
What a beauty!!!!
Dec 2020
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 olives that produce the "green" gold.

I love Assisi and the Assisans
Written 13 December 2020
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Spmmik53
Purley, UK581 contributions
Absolutely beautiful
Sep 2020
We managed to visit Assisi on a relatively clear day in mid-September.
The Basilica is stunning. There are two churches - on two levels as well as St Francis' crypt on a level below. The lower level church is perhaps the more impressive. The Basilica opens up onto a lawn covered court yard. From here you venture into the town itself.
Plenty of Car Parks charged at reasonable rates.
Written 29 September 2020
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IanC54
Bridgwater, UK104 contributions
EXPECTATIONS GADLY NOT MET!
Sep 2020 • Couples
We visited Assisi in mid Sept. Not been remotely religious and having been to sites like the Black Madonna in Guadalupe, the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Golden Buddha in Bangkok etc etc and worst of all St Peters in Rome, where the crass commercialism and cattle like herding of people through the facility really shocked me, I was concerned that Assisi would be a similar experience. Yes there was the usual religious trapping shops and really horrendous pieces of St Francis memorabilia ( see St Francis with red lips pic) but the Basicalla, the church and the Tomb proved to be beautiful, peaceful, simple and spiritually uplifting. A really great experience and one that I can recommend. I guess that in the height of the season in a normal year it might be all overcrowded and busy but nevertheless there remained something very simple and soothing to the soul about the Basicalla in particular. Just the setting of the town alone is stunning. Free entry into the church ( unlike St Peters ) won me over immediately and the simplicity and spiritual nature of the church and the tomb were very moving. Well worth a few hours of anyone’s time. The only downside....the escalators from the carpark to the street weren’t working ....curses.!
Written 21 September 2020
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Andrew C
London, UK12 contributions
Basilica
Sep 2020 • Friends
Wonderful frescoes and a very prayerful place. You won’t be disappointed. Mass is celebrated there every day.
Written 5 September 2020
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renzo_p_018
Lodi, Italy1,002 contributions
Amazing
Jul 2020 • Couples
It's an astonishing place: amazing! Don't miss the chance of this spiritual experience. Church's and chapels which made the history of art. It's totally free (except for parking).
Written 19 August 2020
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paolovbossi
The Hague, The Netherlands605 contributions
Religious and architectural beauty
Aug 2020 • Family
If you are religious this is a sacred place where you can find peace, if you are not you will see one of the brightest jewels of italy. The architecture of the basilica is fantastic, the paintings of the two basilica s are masterpieces of italian history. It is one of the most iconic places in the entire world.
Written 17 August 2020
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Petrus61
Nice, France2,587 contributions
Nice visit
Aug 2020 • Family
We waited about 45 minutes in line before entering this basilica. The paintings inside (frescoes) are worth seeing (Martini, Giotto and Cimabue above all) and the tomb of St Francis. The visit takes less than an hour. Free entrance. There is a souvenir shop inside.
Written 13 August 2020
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,278 contributions
Beautiful
Dec 2019
This is a beautiful church honoring Saint Francis. It is quite large. The frescoes in the upper section are beautiful. Down below is more to see including the crypt of Saint Francis. This is a must see destination.
Written 29 March 2020
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Armamar
35 contributions
Il Signore è la mia luce e salvezza!
Jan 2020 • Couples
We attended Mass at 7:30 am on Sunday, in the Lower Basilica. There weren't many people there, most were religious. The hymns sung and the psalm of the day signaled that God was very close to all of us. It was a great experience.
Written 25 February 2020
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Wanderlust*-*
8 contributions
Sunday strolling for Assisi
Jan 2020 • Couples
Incomparable!!!
Peace and faith, happy feeling and brotherhood sensation characterize the atmosphere of this place
Written 26 January 2020
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