Church of San Francesco - Capuchin Friars Monastery

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The Church of San Francesco is a historic church located in the city of Assisi, in the Umbria region of Italy. It is a Franciscan church and is closely associated with the Capuchin Friars, a branch of the Franciscan order of monks. The Capuchin friars are known for their simple and austere way of life and for their focus on serving the poor. The church is a place of pilgrimage for those who follow the teachings of the founder of the Franciscan order, St. Francis of Assisi. This region was where the saint was born and died.

The church has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. It was built in the early 12th century and was designed in the Baroque style. It is known for its ornate decoration and for the many works of art it contains, including frescoes and sculptures. The adjacent Capuchin Monastery was built around the same time; it serves as a living place for the Capuchin Monks.

How to explore The Church of San Francesco?

  • View the beauty of frescoes by visiting the church. The church is known for its beautiful frescoes, which were created by some of the most famous artists of the 13th and 14th centuries, such as Giotto and Cimabue.
  • The church houses the tomb of St. Francis, which is a popular destination for Catholics and other visitors who wish to pay their respects to the saint. This tomb is located in the Lower Basilica of the church.
  • Not only the architecture but also the intricate frescoes, manuscripts, and other historical artifacts displayed here are the highlights of the Monastery. You can also experience the simple monastic lifestyle of the Capuchin monks through guided tours and meditations.
  • The church also houses a collection of manuscripts, reliquaries, and other artworks on display for you to explore.
  • The church is still an active place of worship and you can attend mass or other religious services here.
  • Guided tours are available, which provide an in-depth look at the history, art, and architecture of the church.
  • The church is surrounded by a beautiful garden which is a great spot for a peaceful stroll and also offers a great view of the beautiful Umbrian countryside.

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Address of Church of San Francesco - Capuchin Friars Monastery

Salita Cappuccini n.20 19016 Monterosso al Mare (SP)

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