Sacro Convento di San Francesco

Sacro Convento di San Francesco

Filled with spectacular frescoes by Giotto, this church is Assisi's crowning glory. It is a major place of pilgrimage for St. Francis devotees and art lovers alike.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248544
Names
Basilica Papale di San Francesco
Basilica di San Francesco
Sacro Convento di San Francesco

Timeline

17 Jul 1228

First Stone Laid at the Basilica of St. Francis

25 May 1230

Burial of St. Francis in his Assisi basilica

12 Dec 1818

Tomb of St. Francis of Assisi Discovered

26 Sep 1997

Earthquake Severely Damages Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi

Bibliography

  1. Elvio Lunghi, and Elvio Lunghi. Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi. Scala Publishers, 1996.
  2. Official Website of Basilica di San Francesco. Web. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016. <http://www.sanfrancescoassisi.org/>
  3. The Virtual Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi (CD-ROM). Institute of Digital Theology.