Erected in the 13th and expanded the 14th and 15th centuries, San Francesco features a neo-Gothic facade and frescoes by Jacopo Zucchi, Pietro Lorenzetti, and Giuseppe Nicola Nasini. The church is rather cavernous, with large stained glass windows adding to the feeling of airiness. Plan to see San Francesco and other attractions that appeal to you using our Siena road trip planner.
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This review is more about the somewhat weird experience to enter the church rather than the church itself. You enter a giant hall which was almost completely dark the day I visited. There were no... more »
If you park in San Francesco Parking the escalator deposits you close to this massive building. If you visit after the cathedral you will be taken aback by the lack of decoration and the open space... more »
Beautiful town with many interesting points. I suggest visiting the museum; my daughter loved being able to try on medieval armour and weapons. Chainmail is no joke.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the enchantingly impressive Duomo di Siena, this beautiful building is just as remarkable and probably easier to enjoy as it's free and almost empty. It's definitely worth the 5-minute diversion away from the busy centre.
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