What you can find inside is a great wonder. Within the Cathedral are two main chapels, a reliquary and tomb. The Upper Chapel contains beautiful 13th century stained glass and numerous frescos. Unfortunately, many of the frescos (designed by Cimabue and Giotto) were severely damaged in the earthquake of 1997. The lower section of the wall depicts the life of St. Francis while the upper section has scenes from the Bible. Within the domes you can see the doctors of the church and the four evangelists. The back of the Cathedral holds scenes of trauma (Christ's death and the Apocalypse) created by Giotto. The Lower Chapel leads to the tomb of St. Francis and his followers. The tomb was built by Francis' disciples immediately after his death. The frescos in the lower chapel are gorgeous, but the lack of light makes the colors and details a bit more difficult to view. You can also enter the reliquary where objects and clothing believed to have belonged to St. Francis. The entire Basilica is something to experience, whether or not you are a religious individual. The artistry of the building makes it worth a visit.
Assisi is a small Umbrian town in central Italy, located 12 miles East of Perugia at an elevation of 1,300 feet. Assisi is best known as the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of Italy, the founder of the Franciscan order,... continue
Assisi essential place of interest include art and monuments such as the Rocca Maggiore,Temple of Minerva, Palazzo Capitano del Popolo as well as Roman Amphitheatre.At Rocca Maggiore, you will see earliest record of a building dating back to 1174,... continue
The ideal tour covers the basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which houses the small church and the chapel of the Transit Porziuncola of St. Francis, the church of San Damiano, the New Church, the Oratory of San Francesco Piccolino, Cathedral San... continue
Among the folklore events, the Calendimaggio festival is the most famous. It’s a festival of profane origin, during three days and starting on the first Thursday of May (the second Thursday when the first one is the 1st of May) It’s the celebration... continue
Piazza del Comune (the Main Square of the town) is situated at the heart of the town and built on the site of the ancient Roman forum. The square is surrounded by ancient medieval buildings, and a fountain stands in the middle. To the side of the... continue
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