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San Francesco Gubbio

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Address: Piazza 40 Martiri, Gubbio, Italy

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This church is built on the home of St Francis' closest friend who took him in after he escaped from Assisi.

The church is beautiful with lovely paintings and decorations In many ways I preferred it to the Basilica in Assisi

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
mick c
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The church is beautiful with lovely paintings and decorations In many ways I preferred it to the Basilica in Assisi

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I came here right after breakfast and I was in love with the moment I stepped through the doors with my husband. The columns and high ceilings made the place feel so welcoming. I think the chipped artwork makes it look fabulous but to me the best part of the whole place was the marble alter. Prefect in every aspect

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Just off the car park this church is almost as old as St. Francis himself. Though it needs some restoration its worth a visit and a respite from the summer sun. Great photo op with Francis statue outside (esp. for the kids).

Thank Mike N
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Park at the bottom of the town on the free gravel Car park and then walk up through the town exploring the lovely narrow streets. You must go up the Funivia just for the experience and to enjoy an ice cream and the view at the top. we managed to take our 4yr old with us in one cage! 17euros... More 

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Rego Park, New York
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

In a town with nothing but steps, this building is a pleasant walk from the parking lot. The Gothic building is rather spare, but evocative. Some of the interior decoration has suffered over the ages. All of this means it is not one of the great churches in Europe--but it is worth dropping in and absorbing the ambiance.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

A trip to Gubbio is a trip back into time. We walked through the town, from the base of the village where there are remains of an early auditorium, through the church, and then up to the gardens built by a local "bigwig" long ago for his homesick wife who missed her childhood flowers. We had coffee and dessert in... More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Though not a highlight, this church is absolutely worth a visit. Outside you'll find a statue of St. Francis and the tamed wolf. Inside the church there are some damaged frescoes. The exterior of the church, with its beautiful white stones, is really worth a closer look.

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Cugnoli, Italy
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Reviewed 20 June 2015

A medieval Roman Catholic church built in gothic style. It was built in 1256 and decoration completed in 1291. The bell tower was constructed in the 14th century. It has a central nave and two lateral ones and octagonal pillars support the vault. You can still see some of the frescoes.

Thank Glenys C
Varese, Italy
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Reviewed 21 February 2015

One of the best and biggest churces in Gubbio. Both the exterior and interior (with its art masterpiecses) and worth seeing.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

We drove from Perugua - an easy 1 hour drive. Plenty of winding roads in the country. Pleasantly surprised on arrival. Another town with much history, churches and a archeological works of a Roman theatre. San Francesco was the first Cathedral we came across. All the churches here have a story to tell. Like Assisi, Gubbio is related to the... More 

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