Basilica di San Francesco Italy

Housing the tomb of St. Francis and filled with spectacular medieval 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 di San Francesco
Basilica of St. Francis
Basilica Papale di San Francesco
Sacro Convento di San Francesco
Coordinates
43.0750492° N, 12.6054218° E
Dates
1228-53

Location Map

Map showing the location of Basilica di San Francesco, Assisi, Italy. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

Aerial View

Aerial view of Basilica di San Francesco, Assisi, Italy. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

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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