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Basilica of San Francesco D'Assisi

2 Piazza San Francesco
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St Francis Church in Assisi Assisi  Italy
Remembering a Loved One in Assisi Assisi  Italy
Take in medieval frescos at the Basilica of San Francesco D'Assisi, a major Catholic pilgrimage site Assisi  Italy
St Francis Church in Assisi Assisi  Italy
Remembering a Loved One in Assisi Assisi  Italy
Take in medieval frescos at the Basilica of San Francesco D'Assisi, a major Catholic pilgrimage site Assisi  Italy

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Remembering a Loved One in Assisi

The Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi is the Catholic mother church of the Franciscan Order and is an important Christian pilgrimage site. Partially destroyed in the 1997 earthquake the restoration is complete. After visiting the Giotto and Cimabue frescoes, admiring the upper and lower basilicas and the abundance of artworks head down to the lower crypt. Here is where Saint Francis is buried. There is also an area where pilgrims can leave photos of their deceased relatives. It is a touching and simple place for tributes and memories. Pilgrims from all over the world come here to leave a photo and say a small blessing in this special place.

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AFAR Local Expert
over 4 years ago

Take in medieval frescos at the Basilica of San Francesco D'Assisi, a major Catholic pilgrimage site

Pay your respects to St. Frances of Assisi in the city where he was born and died, in the basilica where he was buried. Tour the upper and lower church of this 13th century basilica in Assissi and take in great works of art painted directly on the walls by masters like Cimabue, Giotto, Simone Martini and Pietro Lorenzetti.

This is a must-see for art-aficionados, especially if they're fans of medieval and religious art.
AFAR Local Expert
over 4 years ago

St Francis Church in Assisi

One of the highlights not to miss if you're travelling through Umbria. There are also plenty of amazing trattorias in the vicinity.