St. Francis Basilica – Assisi

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Immediately after the canonization of St. Francis in 1228 the construction of the Basilica was begun. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2000.

The Basilica is still one of the main places of pilgrimage in Italy.

Maestro Jacopo Tedesco, one of the most important architects of the time, designed the church. The style chosen is a perfect blend between Romanesque and Gothic styles.

Brother Elias of Cortona, one of the first followers of St. Francis, personally followed the construction.

The Basilica is composed of two Churches, The Upper and Lower ones, and a Crypt where the vestiges of the Saint are still preserved.

Things to see

The Churches are decorated with frescoes painted by some of the most famous artist of the period: Cimabue, Giotto, Piero Lorenzetti and in all probability Pietro Cavallini.

Right next to the Basilica there is the Franciscan monastery called the Sacro Convento. The friary is now house to a museum and a library. The museum offers collections of art’s works entirely donated by pilgrims while the library has a vast assortment of medieval codices.

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St. Francis Basilica – Assisi

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Assisi - Basilica St Francis - Night viewAssisi - Basilica St FrancisAssisi - Basilica St Francis - Navata Chiesa Superiore

Immediately after the canonization of St. Francis in 1228 the construction of the Basilica was begun. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2000.

The Basilica is still one of the main places of pilgrimage in Italy.

Maestro Jacopo Tedesco, one of the most important architects of the time, designed the church. The style chosen is a perfect blend between Romanesque and Gothic styles.

Brother Elias of Cortona, one of the first followers of St. Francis, personally followed the construction.

The Basilica is composed of two Churches, The Upper and Lower ones, and a Crypt where the vestiges of the Saint are still preserved.

Things to see

The Churches are decorated with frescoes painted by some of the most famous artist of the period: Cimabue, Giotto, Piero Lorenzetti and in all probability Pietro Cavallini.

Right next to the Basilica there is the Franciscan monastery called the Sacro Convento. The friary is now house to a museum and a library. The museum offers collections of art’s works entirely donated by pilgrims while the library has a vast assortment of medieval codices.

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