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Basilica San Francesco

Piazza San Francesco 14, 40122 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 221762
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Pitch dark gothic

An historic church, but not one to visit if the sun isn’t shining brilliantly outside. No lights... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Scott D
Visit this Basilica if you are in the area

Not as impressive as some of the other churches in Bologna but worth a visit if you are nearby... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Terry D
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Piazza San Francesco 14, 40122 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

An historic church, but not one to visit if the sun isn’t shining brilliantly outside. No lights on meant it was impossible to get a good feel for this church when I visited.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Not as impressive as some of the other churches in Bologna but worth a visit if you are nearby. It's 700m from Piazza Maggiore

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

This well maintained, beautifully decorated basilica is a wonderful place for reflection. The surrounding plaza is also nice.

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

A beautiful church and surroundings, lots to see and such a lovely place to just sit and take everything in.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

A ten minute walk west of Piazze Maggiore, this is a haven of tranquillity in the busy city of Bologna. Founded in the 13th century this cathedral was badly damaged during WW2 but the sympathetic restoration has been very well done. There are some wonderful...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This church is approx. 10 mins' walk from Piazza Maggoire. A little off the center but good for visiting. It was built in the 13th century but is still well preserved whether on the inside or outside of the church with some tombs in the...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Another chapel that is worth a visit. Most ask for a donation only so there is not an official entry price.

Thank Murray L
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Most of the church was stripped by Napoleonic troops,so there's not much else to see; and it's not particularly close to any othe sites

Thank Bruce R
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

This amazing tribute to St. Francis was actually started in 1236 while he was still alive. I think the exterior at the back of the church is amazing with it's flying buttresses which are rare in Italian churches and the four little pavilions that are...More

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This church is one to visit, the inside and outside are both beautiful and well reserved. Monks where doing there midday prayers when we came in and also there are beautiful shrines.

Thank Seline v
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