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Piazza Inferiore di San Francesco, Assisi, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a huge piazza which is guarded by the military. You have access to washrooms and benches to sit in the sun. You must also pick up a listening device before entering the Basilica.

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Francesco tomb with our hired walk tour guide and the churches, quite bit of stair walking was involved, but worth it.

Thank GinnyKelowna
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Beautiful and impressive but it did make me wonderful how Saint Francis would say considering how entirely the opposite he lived.

Thank Molly C
Reviewed 31 May 2018

La Basilica di San Francesco is an outstanding and mesmerizing building. The lower and upper churches were breathtaking. The murals that were painted by Giotto were so beautiful and colorful. The entire complex is literately a masterpiece! San Francesco's tomb was an interesting experience on...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

The piazza is the entry way into the Basilica complex. It is lined on either side by colonnaded arcades; at one end is the entry into the lower Basilica and on the other the entry from Frate Elia. After entry from Frate Elia you will...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This was a beautiful spot to regroup, use the restroom, drink some water and take in the beautiful scenery before heading into the basilica. There is a security checkpoint to clear then you are inside and can get a seat on the wall and just...More

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 30 September 2017

A pilgrim arriving in this piazza centuries ago would see the same -buildings & the spectacular view from the top of the steps.

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The open space, the Moorish influence, the enriched history. A true beauty. The restroom fee was a bit of a joke 2 Euro, but ok.

Thank monmouthprof
Reviewed 12 June 2017

You enter the Piazza from Via Frate Elia through a portico, then through a security checkpoint. The Piazza is lined with 2 long colonnades. With in the colonnades are benches where you can sit and rest. There are also restroom facilities available at the Piazza....More

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