Basilica di San Francesco d’Assisi

Assisi: the city of San Francesco

An obligatory destination for religious tourism and more, Assisi has a strong attraction, placing itself among the major religious and tourist centers in Italy offering a large number of accommodation facilities.
The quantity and quality of the artistic pre-existing buildings make the historic center of Assisi a place of exceptional interest which, with its narrow and steep streets, is dominated by the warm tones of the local sandstone. The hometown of San Francesco , built on a hill, thanks to the artistic wonders of Cimabue, Simone Martini, Pietro Lanzeretti and Giotto, has become a reference point for its history of art in Italy and in the world, being recognized as a world heritage Unesco.

Entering the " city of Francis ", the visitor is inevitably conditioned by the Franciscan memory, in fact the construction of the urban scene is marked by a strong sacredness of the place, in which the Franciscan ideology has built exceptional monuments for architecture and figurative art.