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Church of San Francesco of Assisi -Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi

Piazza di San Francesco d'Assisi, off Via Paternostro, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 616 2819
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
6 Apr 2017
“An architectural delight”
18 May 2016
“A visual history”
Piazza di San Francesco d'Assisi, off Via Paternostro, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 616 2819
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Reviewed 13 May 2015

You will understand what you're going to see from the entrance of the church.Believe me this is so unique. the inside of the San Francesco is very interesting and amazing!

Thank Aurora P
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We arrived here just as Sunday services were ending. What struck me most about this church was the beautiful wooden ceiling.

1  Thank Diane K
Reviewed 19 January 2015

The church is most pleasing. It manifests a number of styles including Gothic but the overall impression is attractive plainness. In contrast the Cappella Mastrantonio and Cappella dell’Immacolata are highly decorative. Along the central nave the plain columns and arches are wonderful. The wooden ceiling...More

1  Thank permia
Reviewed 21 December 2014

The church of St. Francis is beautiful, peaceful, and unhurried. We missed Sienna, but the town of Assisi is everything you could want in an Italian hill town. The escalator to the top of the town makes access easy and then it's a gentle downhill...More

Thank Dadcap
Reviewed 11 November 2014

On our trip from Rome to Venice we had a short stop at Assisi. The Medieval town is a UNESCO protected site and is absolutely preserved. There are narrow winding cobble stone roads, stone shops and homes, wonderful cafes and a vista of the valley...More

1  Thank PVETraveler
Reviewed 11 November 2014

We loved this church and the story of St Francis. We didn't realize he wasn't trained as a monk but just a man who loved nature, solitude , and peace. The town was very crowded the day we were there but the church is spread...More

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 18 September 2014

this is an awe inspiring place. The story, the church, the restaurants, the area is just beaufiul. The food is where locals go becuase it was so good. Find a little restaurant- step in, sit down and order off the menu. Don't pass this up!...More

Thank lovesdogskansas
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

This is a pure place. Unadorned except for the frescoes which are magnificent. You will find solitude, a place to pray, and incredibly beautiful views. While I was there, and praying a group of backpackers from Germany sang an impromptu a cappella song of praise....More

1  Thank powderpf
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Assisi is holy ground. I'm not an overly sentimental human being, but Assisi is one of those places that illicitness emotion and the contemplative within me. It was a privilege to walk where St. Francis walked, and to return home with the dust of this...More

Thank totheedge
Reviewed 9 November 2013

We actually ended up here while looking for a different church. However, we were rewarded with beautiful architecture. The church was built in the the 13th century together with the Franciscan monastery. The interior has many works or art as well as sculptures, including one...More

Thank Scott8147
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