Chiesa Di San Francesco
Chiesa Di San Francesco
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI1,070 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
With our time limited in what we could see and do, we decided to visit this beautiful Gothic style church that sits on the north side of the Piazze del Popolo. Construction began in the 13th century and continued until completion more than 300 years later. Many beautiful works to view inside: paintings, woodworking, stained glass, sculptures.
Written 27 June 2024
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,932 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The monumental Church of St Francis is one of the main sights in Ascoli Piceno. It dominates Piazza del Popolo with its twin bell-towers, green dome and long loggia that runs across one end of the square.
The church was constructed after St Francis visited Ascoli Piceno in 1215. So charismatic was the saint, that he inspired 30 young local men to take up the brown habit and found a Franciscan community in the area. Building work on the church started some time afterwards in the late 1200s.
Inside, it was much plainer than I’d imagined but the spartan-like quality is in keeping with the Franciscan values of simplicity and poverty.
Inside, the two really striking features are the rows of towering columns and the modern stained glass windows (interestingly one of the windows has a scene of prisoners and Nazi guards).
Another point of interest is the 15th-century ‘miracle’ cross (in the left nave). Miraculously, it was the only artwork to escape the1535 fire at the Palazzo dei Capitani and, even more miraculously, it has since been seen to ‘bleed’ twice.
It is worth noting that the door on the piazza side, next to the loggia, is only a side entrance. If you want to enter through the main Gothic doorway, head around the corner to via del Trivio. From here you can also see the larger of the original two church cloisters, which is now a public space, Piazza del Herbe.
The church seems to be open most of the day.
Entry is free and photos are allowed.
Written 22 December 2023
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Giuseppe S
Milan, Italy707 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
At the center city , “ Del Popolo “ square
In Ascoli Piceno you can visit also a wonderful Church S. Francesco . Around You can found nice Bar with some local speciality , good food , italian icecream & wine 👌I suggest You
Written 28 December 2019
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Ldiamont
Hufsmith, TX15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013
We saw many churches in Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan, but this one was one of the prettiest. Go downstairs and don't miss the incredible mosaics!
Written 15 August 2013
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Pam M
Canada136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
San Francesco was built over several hundred years starting in the late 1200s. The church is spectacular with architectural brilliance only found in this region of Italy. The travertine stone is everywhere in Ascoli and was not spared when this church was built. The entrance pillars have been worn down over the centuries, as ppl run their hands over them.....the sound that resonates mimics the sound the organ piano pipes.
Written 26 April 2018
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Mr T
Brough, UK460 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
Worth a visit anytime of the year, but I chose Easter Monday, and the place was buzzing.. I don't mean the electrics were playing up either..
As you can see from the photos I took, there is a lot of history in this church. well worth a visit.
Written 4 April 2016
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HertsCouple
Hertfordshire, UK32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
Cool,dark interior provides welcome relief from the hot sun. Apart from the atmosphere, the windows from the last century were the main highlight.
Written 12 August 2014
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Jazzlove15
Geneva, Switzerland499 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Visited last summer, it is a beautiful church in a very nice city. I would recommend to visit it for sure!
Written 28 October 2017
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2xofus
Katoomba, Australia439 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
An enormous and beautiful church right in the main square. Magnificent stained glass windows,I was surprised by the wartime one south nazi soldiers. A quiet respite from the crowds outside.
Written 7 June 2017
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marcopolo111
Cleveland, Oh2,738 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Built initially in 1300 to celebrate the several monks of Ascoli who joined San Francis, it underwent additions and renovations for another 200 years. It frames part of piazza del popolo and it an imposing structure. The footprint is the usual roman cross and it has two simple cloisters. As for most franciscan churches the interior is simple and spartan and dark. Worth a visit .
Written 16 July 2016
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