• Papal Basilica and Sacro Convento of
    Saint Francis in Assisi
  • May the Lord
    give you peace
  • May the Lord
    give you peace


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What happens in Basilica?

Latest News

There will be a live stream presentation by Professor Massimo Cacciari on Saturday, April 17th at 9 p.m. on the theme, "Dante, Francis and Humanism". This 'lectio magistralis' (reading by the teacher) will be a part of the Days of Dante event, organized by the Municipality of Foligno in collaboration ...

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All those who love the Basilica of Assisi -- its history of faith and its beauty, always in need of development and preservation, its initiatives for culture and solidarity, always in need of promotion -- may support our efforts by donating your 5x1000 to the Foundation for the Basilica of Saint Francis ...

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The Custos' Easter Vigil homily: Don't be afraid! I feel it's my turn now to say these words. I feel that my task is the same as the one who addressed the women that dawn of the eighth day. A young man, says the evangelist Mark, dressed in a white robe. Now it is up to me, no longer young, but ...

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Do you know Saint Francis?

The mortal remains of Saint Francis of Assisi rest in this 800 year-old Basilica, together with the remains of his first companions. This holy place, together with the other churches here, make Assisi a true and special city-sanctuary.

Story of a Saint

1181 - 1182: Francis is born to Pietro Bernadone and Lady 'Pica'. At the time of his birth his father is on a business trip in France. At ...

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A man named Francis

In his Leggenda Maggiore (Greater Legend), St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio offers a key to the theological understanding of the Stigmata, received ...

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Francis and the Basilica

"Do not cling to me!" -- The lower church of the Basilica preserves in the Chapel of Magdalene, one of the most important pictorial cycles of ...

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Years of story


sqm of frescoes


Friars from all over the world


Pilgrims a day

If you wish, you may support the Basilica and the activities of the friars in the propagation of the peace of the Gospel.


for St. Francis

Our crowdfunding campaign

“Together for St. Francis”, the project that intends to create a network to safeguard and promote the Lower Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, launched by the Foundation for the Basilica of San Francesco, the non-profit foundation that supports the religious and cultural heritage of the architectural complex of Assisi and LoveItaly, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a future for Italy’s cultural heritage, established by LVenture Group.

The project aims to network and mobilize the entire community in order to be able to carry out, by a crowdfunding campaign, the urgent conservation work of the west wing of the Giotto vault above the altar of the lower church of the Basilica, in particular the central part of the "vela" where is frescoed the figure of St. Francis in the glory of heaven.

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Our Projects

A renewed beauty

An interview with the head fresco restorer: The Chapel of Mary Magdalene, the third on the northern side of the nave of the lower Basilica, ...

Together for St. Francis

“Together for St. Francis” is a project created in order to establish a network to safeguard and promote the Lower Basilica of Saint Francis. ...

The Giottesque frescoed panel depicting Saint Francis in Glory

The west panel of the Giotto cross vault over the principal altar of the Lower Basilica depicts Saint Francis in the glory of heaven. It's ...

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