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Basilica di San Francesco

Piazza San Francesco, 53024, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286848
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I am very glad we came here. This simple church was so special in that it reminded me of a poem... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Navarre, Florida
Surprising little fresco

If you enjoyed the frescoes in the Palazzo Pubblico (and if you didn't, what are you doing in... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“lovely church” (3 reviews)
“stained glass” (4 reviews)
“main altar” (2 reviews)
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Piazza San Francesco, 53024, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286848
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I am very glad we came here. This simple church was so special in that it reminded me of a poem by e.e. Cummings, "I am a little church no great cathedral". It felt warm to me.

Thank 1991KEB
Reviewed 21 December 2016

If you enjoyed the frescoes in the Palazzo Pubblico (and if you didn't, what are you doing in Siena?), you'll be delighted by the Lorinzetti in here.

Thank FierceKitty
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Impressive. Nice frescos. Very spacious. Locals reserved for prayer and meditation for people tht feel the necessity

Thank V5483WLwalters
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This was one of the stops our religious pilgrimage group made while in Siena. The building itself is not very ornate but is large and has some nice features. But this stop was the highlight for me of the entire 12 day, 3 country pilgrimage....More

Thank wstef
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We were impressed with the art and the history. Catherine of Siena has long been a treasured devotional writer and it was good to see her represented here.

Thank Esther C
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Basilica is quite big church. Originally built in 13th century and enlarged until 15th century . Coming to small square to front of it, doesn't reveal its size. Church burnt 1655, but they still rebuilt it with wooden roof. Nowadays you can have led candles,...More

Thank mWrite
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Didn't match up to my expectation. We enjoyed the very hilly stroll to find this place. Found the interior to be cold and dank. A pleasant walk back and a glass of tuscan wine cheered me up.

Thank EleanorDesmond
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Wandered in here when arrived in Siena. Lovely church and quiet, cool courtyard to get out of sun or have some peace. Free to get in.

Thank maggie1966
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a lovely basilica on the outskirts of Siena. lots of wonderful frescos and historical artifacts, well worth the journey

Thank pdcs4
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Beautiful church in quieter area in Siena. University cafe next door is a great place to have a snack / drink at very reasonable prices.

Thank nesalsut
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