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The Basilica of St Francis is a must visit any time you are in Assisi. Unlike a lot of Cathedrals and Churches there is a still a good, quiet atmosphere here and the monks are quite vigilant in maintaining respectful silence inside the Basilica.
St. Francis is buried in a crypt in the Basilica. There is a small room where his tattered and repaired garb is displayed. If you do not know the history of St. Francis, his life as a privileged person who gave up everything to serve...More
On the first day of our 12 day Italian Indulgence Back Roads Touring trip, we spent a wonderful afternoon in Assisi. Following an orientation walk led by Caterina, our trip leader, and a great lunch at Ristorante degli Orti, we explored the beautiful Basilica of...More
A major pilgrimage town, St Francis lies in the basilica’s crypt. His lifetime of preaching, working and suffering is felt in this town. There is a sense of peace and serenity as you walk about the church and it’s surroundings. The statue of St Francis...More
While the interior paled in comparison with other basilicas in Italy, the size of the surrounding structure and the plaza in front of it is impressive. There's something special about the city and St. Frances....read his story first. Unlike many other old cities in Italy...More
A visit here is really a must - not simply because it is the resting place of St Francis but because of what greets you as you enter it. The highlight of the place are some stunning frescos by the likes of Giotto and other...More
Crypt of St Francis of Assisi in basement where services are held daily. Many centuries of construction and art create a moving, ornate, and unequalled appeal. St Francis was abused and imprisoned as a child which resulted in him becoming close to God. It is...More