by ElHefe

Assisi, birthplace of Saint Francis, founder of the Franciscan order

Assisi is Unesco World Heritage site

The cathedral of San Rufino

Piazza del Comune

Rocca Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Chiara

New generation candles

Basilica di San Francesco d’Assisi

This basilica was built in 1228 and construction began just two days after St. Francis was canonized as a saint

Two churches are built at this site, one on top of the other. On top sits an enormous Gothic cathedral and below it is a much smaller Romanesque church.
The lower church preserves the remains of St. Francis.