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Basilica of San Francesco of Assisi

About Basilica of San Francesco of Assisi

Basic Information:


The Basilica of Santo Francesco di Assisi got the name by its Saint Francesco. The Basilica preserves since 1230 and it is a house the mortal remains of the seraphic Saint Francesco. From 2000 The Basilica of St. Francesco together with the other Franciscan sites in Assisi is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Basilica of Saint Francesco is a place for pilgrims of many countries every year.

The church is formed by two churches, linked to two different phases of construction: the first related to the Umbrian Romanesque, Lombard branch, the second related to the Gothic of French origin. Extraordinary is, in the both cases the decorative interior. The interior walls remember a lot of the Eastern Orthodox Churches.

Near the south side stands the tall bell tower, finished in 1239, composed of frames and hanging arches that break the upward stroke. Route vertically by pilasters, has the open belfry with three arches. The orginal roof spire was demolished in 1530.

In front of the atrium above the entrance to the lower church is the former Oratory of San Bernardino, built for the Franciscan Third Order by Lombard craftsmen around the middle of the fifteenth century.


Opening Hours

Lower Basilica

From Easter to November:

Weekdays: from 06.30 to 18.50

Holidays: from 06.30 to 19:15

From November to Easter:

Weekdays: from 06.30 to 18.00


Upper Church

From Easter to November:

Weekdays from 8.30 to 18.50

Holidays: from 8.30 to 19.15

From November to Easter:

Weekdays: from 08.30 to 18.00



06081 Assisi, Perugia, Italy

Piazza San Francesco, 2

Sacro Convento di San Francesco

☎ +39 075 81 90 01; Fax: +39 075 81 90 035

Information & Reservation Office:

From Monday to Saturday: 9.00 - 17.00

☎ +39 075 819 00 84; Fax: +39 075 81 55 208

Web Site: Official Web Site


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