Many people visit Assisi for spiritual reasons, or to honor St. Francis. Our own trip was a pilgrimage to see great architecture, and we were not disappointed. This remarkable edifice was constructed to commemorate St Francis, (who probably would have been horrified by it’s construction, since he was a simple man).
Whatever the history, this is an unbelievably beautiful monument. And the town that surrounds the Basilica is equally appealing.
When you visit, be sure to see:
The Bascilica di San Francesco d’Assisi, 1228 — 1253 Brother Elia Bombadone. It combines Romaneque & Gothic styles
Upper church: early Gothic interior,
Lower church: Gothic – Byzantine style,
(both with late medieval frescos)
Other Assisi architecture:
Piazza del Comune, Palazzo del Capitano
Templo di Minerva
Piazza S Pietro,
Porti San Giacomo & S Pietro