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Basilica di San Francesco

Piazza San Francesco, 53024, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286848
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Good to stop by

Great sightseeing, as massive basilica but also lovely school covenant next door. Good spot to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fab G
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London, United Kingdom
Tourist destination

Not the most obvious place to visit in Siena but it offers a sanctuary of peace and coolness. The... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Richard W
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Piazza San Francesco, 53024, Siena, Italy
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"beautiful church"
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"stained windows"
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"main altar"
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"open space"
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"interior"
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"catherine"
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"frescoes"
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"century"
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"transept"
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"worship"
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"cloisters"
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"priest"
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"escalator"
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"cavernous"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Not the most obvious place to visit in Siena but it offers a sanctuary of peace and coolness. The square is popular with students.

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

A couple of excellent frescoes by the Lorenzetti brothers. Amazed how well preserved they have been! Interesting layout of Church with a number of altars, not one main altar as is typical of most churches.

Thank gweeboonhiah
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

The posative side of visiting this Basilica is that there are not a lot of tourists and there are a lot of pieces of Art. One of the negatives is that they will not allow you to take photos, even without flash.

Thank michael p
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

After parking in the public near the basilica we took the escalator all the way up to the top. The basilica is impressive - very tall ceilings, austere but very artistic with its stained windows and chapel paintings. Definitely worth a visit - not too...More

Thank Mihai M
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

With the Duomo there are so many people you rend not to notice the scale of the building, not so many visitors (certainly when we visited) on this site and the immediate impression was of the cast open space within the Basilica. They ask you...More

Thank Coralcaybelize
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

The paintings and sculptures in this cathedral are without doubt on a per with those in the Vatican. It is a moving experience to take them all in. A must visit attraction

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

This serene, impressive church, with its sprawling, sun-drenched piazza, offers a quiet respite from the cramped and crowded streets around Il Campo. From inside, I caught a glimpse of students reading in the adjacent cloister. Via Dei Rossi leads right to the piazza on the...More

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Sorry, but pales in comparison after visiting the cathedral. Some old fresco's, but not much else. A very large church, but half empty.

Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

This was another of the churches we visited on our tour of Siena - there are many of them. Another of the massive variety - see my picture of the doorway - with a cavernous interior and impressive stained glass. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank GrumpsDC
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nidalitto
15 March 2018|
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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.
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