Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, Assisi

World Heritage listed, Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi features frescoes by Giotto, Lorenzetti, Martini, and Cimabue. St. Francis' monumental tomb is also located within the complex, which dates back to the 12th century. The info office, opposite the entrance into the lower church, can help you schedule a guided tour in English--probably the best way to appreciate this artistic and architectural gem of medieval Italy. Put Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Assisi trip itinerary planner .
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  • I was in Assisi in the basilica of St. Francis, an emotion that I had never experienced, beautiful frescoes, intimate atmosphere and above all silence.
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  • The basilica is divided into 2 parts, the lower one is accessed from the portika with the square, inside many frescoes and works of art of pricey value, you go down a ladder and you find the crypt with the tomb of St. Francis. All very suggestive and mystical. Then you go up a staircase and enter the upper basilica, with the vaults frescoed by Giotto, really impressive the beauty of these unique places in the world. Unmissable. Take a trip even in the evening to admire the illuminated basilica from outside.
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  • An absolutely beautiful place. I truly enjoyed the experience, very solemn! A must see when visiting Assisi, Italy. St Francis such an important religious figure, also visit his tomb located inside the cathedral.
  • What an incredible experience. The history and learning about the life of St. FRANCIS was awe inspiring. Be sure to get a guide who can explain the who, what, why and how because that will enliven your experience.
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