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Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

What to see in Assisi, Perugia, Umbria


Symbol of Assisi, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Basilica of St. Francis is a destination for many faithful from all over the world. It preserves and guards the mortal remains of the seraphic saint.

It seems that it was Francis himself who indicated his burial place. On 15 July 1228, only two years after his death, he was proclaimed Saint by Pope Gregory IX who, together with Brother Elia da Cortona, representative of the Order of Friars Minor, laid the first stone for the construction of the Basilica the day after.

It is made up of two overlapping churches, linked to two different phases of construction: the first is linked to Umbrian Romanesque, of Lombard derivation; the second is linked to French Gothic.

  • Religious location

Travel proposals

from 177.00 €
Visit of Assisi with private tour guide, typical Umbrian lunch and guided quad excursion in the afternoon with aperitif in the woods included.
Interested villages: Assisi

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Events

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saturday
20
april, 2024
to wednesday 1 may 2024

The Assisi Lavender Garden

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saturday
15
june, 2024
to sunday 7 july 2024

Lavender festival in Assisi

sunday
11
august, 2024

San Rufino di Assisi

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saturday
28
september, 2024
to sunday 13 october 2024

Sage festival in Assisi

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1
december, 2024
to tuesday 7 january 2025

Christmas in Assisi

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