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Assisi: Basilica of Saint Francis Tour
54 USD
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Step into the heart of Italy and discover one of its most beloved landmarks with a local expert by your side. Delve into the fascinating history and significance of the iconic Basilica di San Francesco, a site so cherished it's earned a prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site designation.
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Your journey begins at the lower level, where you'll pay homage to Saint Francis in his tomb, followed by an exploration of the altar area, adorned with vibrant frescoes depicting the life of Jesus. Be sure to wander through the serene friary cloister. As you make your way to the upper church, a stunning visual narrative unfolds, as the life of Saint Francis is beautifully told through a celebrated series of paintings that adorn the side walls. This magnificent 13th-century, two-tiered Basilica of Saint Francis is a revered space, housing the tomb of the beloved Saint Francis of Assisi. The church's stunning interior boasts exquisite frescoes crafted by the skilled hands of Cimabue, Giotto, Simone Martini, Pietro Lorenzetti, and other renowned medieval Italian masters. This magnificent edifice stands as a beacon of artistic and spiritual excellence, making it a must-visit destination for both the devout and art enthusiasts alike. For believers and art lovers, this sacred space is a powerful and unforgettable experience.