Saint-Françis' basilica

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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

Phone:

+39 075 819 0084

Opening hours

lower basilica 6am-6.50pm (5.45pm in winter); upper basilica 8.30am-6.50pm (5.45pm in winter) - closed Sun morning

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