Visit the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi with the help of a video guide, created with the help of the friars of the sanctuary ... More info ›
Visit the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi with the help of a video guide, created with the help of the friars of the sanctuary. Take a moment to look at this simple, serene and linear structure which is full of light and rich colors. Learn about the history and architecture of one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in the world and explore all areas of the church independently, including the lavish architecture and stunning frescoes by Giotto, Cimabue, Simone Martini, Pietro Lorenzetti and other artists of the era.
Visit: Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, Piazza S. Francesco, 2, 06081, Assisi Italy
Collect your video guide and explore all areas of the complex, one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in the world. The entire building is made up of three superimposed churches linked to different phases of construction: the crypt with burial function, the Lower Church which is linked to the Umbrian Romanesque and the Upper Church, in French Gothic style. After collecting your video guide, you'll start the tour from the Lower Basilica, where you can admire the fresco barreled vault of the apse and down in the crypt, relics of St. Francis. The visit will continue in the Upper Church, where you'll admire Cimabue's frescoes, decorating the transept, the choir and those of Giotto, that tell of St. Francis' life from the aisle walls. Take a complete tour with 54 different listening points. Listen to over an hour of audio content and make use of the provided map to identify interesting features inside the sanctuary.