Saint-Françis' basilica

This giant basilica consecrated in 1253 marks the Franciscan movement led by Brother Elius towards architectural splendour and decoration. It consists of a sober and bulky inferior Basilica decorated with frescoes (by Simone Martini) and a tall and slender superior basilica which is a really accomplished piece of Gothic architecture for you to see, decorated with an admirable cycle of paintings by Giotto. Unfortunately, the 1997 earthquake seriously damaged these paintings.

Useful information

Adresse : 

Piazza San-Francesco d'Assisi 2

Phone:

+39 075 819001

Opening hours

Apr-Oct: Lower Basilica 6am-7pm, Upper Basilica 8.30am-7pm; rest of year: Lower Basilica 6am-6pm, Upper Basilica 8.30am-6pm

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Saint Peter's church
Saint Peter's church
The Benedictines between 1029 and 1268
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street Saint-François
street Saint-François
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This fortress located right at the top
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Piazza del Comune
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Saint Peter's church
Saint Peter's church
The Benedictines between 1029 and 1268
15 minutes
street Saint-François
street Saint-François
This street, flanked by Renaissance and
15 minutes
Fort
Fort
This fortress located right at the top
30 minutes
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Saint Peter's church
Saint Peter's church
The Benedictines between 1029 and 1268
15 minutes
Fort
Fort
This fortress located right at the top
30 minutes
Cathedral
Cathedral
This 12 Romanesque Cathedral stands out
30 minutes
See all