What to See in Siena? The wonderful Basilica of San Francesco

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The wonderful Basilica of San Francesco

Among the sacred places to admire in Siena in all their mystical and architectural splendor, there is certainly the Basilica di San Francesco , a collection of unique works of art, an exciting exhibit with the Incoronation of the Virgin in which two artists took part: Sassetto and Sano di Pietro .

Added to this are other wonders such as two frescoes by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, the Crucifixion by Pietro Lorenzetti and The Nativity of Christ by Sodom.

The Church of San Francesco also houses the very famous “sacred particles”, 351 consecrated hosts that were stolen on August 14, 1730 from the tabernacle and then reappeared after three days in an alms box of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria in Provenzano.

These hosts have the particularity of remaining whole and fresh for centuries and everything is certified by periodic examinations of their condition.

Inside the Basilica there is also the Oratory of San Bernardino, two large cloisters and a magnificent crypt that is used as a university library.

The Basilica of San Francesco in Siena is the Church of the Miracle, of spirituality and of joy and to the side offers a small playground for children where you can relax with your family in the shade of tall and wonderful trees.

If you are looking for a family hotel near the Basilica of San Francesco, we suggest you to book the Hotel Minerva, our hotel in the center of Siena with parking, a three star hotel with bar, abundant and exquisite breakfast and above all a panoramic view of Siena for most rooms.

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