Via Portica
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In the center of historic Assisi, this street leads to the Basilica of St. Francis.
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom11,032 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
As others below have pointed out, Via Portica is not the long porticoed arcade leading to the Basilica of San Francesco (although the Basilica porticoes are certainly striking and are not to be missed).
When you look on a map, you will find Via Portica running off Piazza del Comune. It’s a short street which is not far from the Basilica.
We walked along it on our way from Piazza del Comune to the Basilica. We dawdled and it probably only took us 10 minutes.
Like all the lanes and small streets of Assisi, it is full of local colour and character and is fun to stroll along.
Along the road you will find the entrance to a Museum, the rather plain Fonte di San Nicolo and of course souvenir shops selling mainly religious artefacts. Fridge magnet of St Francis anyone?
Written 16 December 2022
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,370 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Most people believe that Via Portica is the main square below the Basilica. This is incorrect. Via Portica is a short street that changes name to Via Giotto and connects Piazza del Comune with Via Arnaldo Fortini. It is lined on each side with many restaurants and stores. As you climb Via Portica towards the Piazza, you are afforded a very nice view of Torre del Popolo.
Written 8 April 2018
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oceanskies
Pulau Ubin, Singapore480 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Friends
Via Portica is in essence the street that leads to St Francis Basilica. It is a very beautiful street, especially in the evening.

I had visited Assisi in Oct 2011 with a friend, and we had went with a tour group. Assisi is a tranquil medieval town and the people here are very friendly and kind. Throughout my visit at Assisi and while I was exploring Via Portica, I had experienced a sense of peace and lots of good vibes.

From Via Portica, one can get a lovely view of the St Francis Basilica, which is more commonly known as Basilica di San Francesco. A great number of pilgrims visit the basilica throughout the year. If you prefer to visit this place outside the pilgrimage period, you may wish to do some research.
Written 20 August 2012
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paolovbossi
The Hague, The Netherlands846 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
It is one of the most iconic images of Assisi. The view is amazing and it is the perfect way to climb the hill and reach the Basilica. If it is the first time in Assisi be sure to arrive to the Basilica from this road.
Written 17 August 2020
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,370 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is not the entrance to the Basilica complex, as some people seem to believe. This road runs from Via Arnaldo Fortini to Piazza del Comune. It is lined with souvenir shops, restaurants and the entrance to Foro Romano Museum
Written 23 May 2019
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,458 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
It is a short but densely packed street that connects Via San Francesco and the Piazza Del Comune. It is lined with shops, a few bars, and cafés.
Written 6 May 2019
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Natalie K
Mellieha, Malta110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
A lovely esplanade offering a beautiful angle to view the Basilica di San Francesco. Love the paving and the cleanliness is immaculate!
Written 9 April 2018
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY15,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
The town of Assisi is historic and beautiful. As you walk the ancient streets you can feel the spirit of the city. The view from the top of Via Portica is amazing.
Written 12 October 2017
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,370 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Via Portico is a narrow, short street that connects Via S. Francesco to Piazza del Commune. It is lined with shops, restaurants, and gelaterias. Also provides a nice view of the top of the Campanile of Santa Maria sopra Minerva.
**IT IS NOT CLOSED TO VEHICLES, SO BE CAREFUL AND WATCH YOUR CHILDREN**
It is not the Piazza Inferiore di S. Francesco, which most people are referring to in these reviews.
Written 12 June 2017
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John-Paul S
Yerevan141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
The evening view of the Basilica and the surrounding countryside from here is really spectacular. This of course coupled with the portico which is memorable by itself.
Written 5 January 2017
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