Saint-Françis' basilica

Highly recommended
This imposing basilica consecrated in 1253 marks the Franciscan movement led by Brother Elius, who was responsible for its construction, towards architectural splendour and decoration. The church comprises a sober and bulky lower basilica decorated with frescoes (by Simone Martini) and a tall and slender upper basilica which is an accomplished piece of Gothic architecture. The latter is decorated with an admirable cycle of paintings by Giotto depicting the life of St Francis.

Useful information

Address:

Piazza San Francesco 2, 06081 Assisi

Opening hours

lower basilica 6am-6.45pm; upper basilica 8.30am-6.45pm - closed Sun morning

Nearby tourist attractions

Saint Peter's church
Saint Peter's church
Assisi
0:15
street Saint-François
street Saint-François
Assisi
0:15
Fort
Fort
Assisi
0:30
Piazza del Comune
Piazza del Comune
Assisi
0:15
Cathedral
Cathedral
Assisi
0:30
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Assisi
0:30
See all