Things to see
The church houses the Cappella Del Transito where St. Francis died in 1226. The chapel is decorated with frescoes and houses the Rope of St. Francis.
The Porziuncola (Little Portion) is decorated by artist from different ages. The sober interior is in a simple gothic style with frescoes. Ilario da Viterbo painted the outstanding six-part fresco located in the apse.
Right outside the Basilica is located the Rose Garden, the last remains of the woods where St. Francis and his friars lived.