• 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's happening at the Basilica?

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A special evening of theater and music will be held on Saturday July 24th at 9 pm in the Upper Church. Author and actress Paola Gatta will present "A Theatrical Musical Reading of Mary Magdalene<", with texts liberally taken from Sacred Scripture, from "Il primo Giorno" ("The First Day") by Emilio ...

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Come and visit the BASILICA OF SAINT FRANCIS with a friar! - Throughout the summer you may participate in a guided tour of the Basilica of Saint Francis, conducted by one of our friars in the English language! The purpose of this initiative by the Franciscan friars of the Sacro Convento ...

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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

The indulgence of Assisi commonly known as the "Pardon of Assisi" was granted in 1216 by Pope Honorius III to the faithful at the request of ...

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Francis and the Basilica

The Chapel of the Mary Magdalene is the third chapel on the right (north) side of the central nave of the Lower Church of the ...

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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

To be good stewards of beauty

An interview with the chief fresco-restorer of the Giotto vault - The restoration of the Maria Magdalene Chapel , one of Giotto's ...

Enroll in 'Percorsi Assisi' (Assisi Journeys)

N.B. Please note, the training school, Percorsi Assisi 2021, unfortunately will be conducted only in the Italian language! Registrations ...

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, ...

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