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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi by using our Assisi trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is a beautiful church honoring Saint Francis. It is quite large. The frescoes in the upper section are beautiful. Down below is more to see including the crypt of Saint Francis. This is a...  more »
  • We attended Mass at 7:30 am on Sunday, in the Lower Basilica. There weren't many people there, most were religious. The hymns sung and the psalm of the day signaled that God was very close to all...  more »
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  • Just amazing! Assisi was our favorite place in Italy. The Basilica was a key part of what we enjoyed there. Walking around the grounds, we learned new things about Saint Francis. We enjoyed the artifacts. Visiting Saint Francis’ tomb felt especially holy. We went to confession and Mass. it was a spectacular experience!
  • Very beautiful and interesting. We had a tour guide when we where here which I would definitely recommend so you can get the story of the city and Francis of Assisi. Even if you aren't religious, his story is fascinating and inspiring. The artwork in the church is beautiful and interesting. The views from outside of the surrounding country are beautiful.

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