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St Francis


Umbria disabled Assisi St Francis Basilica accessible Italian tours.


Umbria disabled Assisi St Francis Basilica accessible Italian tours, the mother church of the Franciscan Order, is a World Heritage Site in Assisi and accessible for wheelchair users, reduced mobility and disabled persons.

The Lower Church has frescos by renowned late-medieval artists, such as Cimabue and Giotto; in the Upper Church are a series frescoes depicting scenes in the life of St Francis attributed to Giotto and his circle.

Entering the Lower Basilica in Assisi via the side portal in Gothic style with two wooden doors, one sees at the other side of the vestibule the chapel of Cardinal Egidio Albornoz.

It is dedicated to St Catherine of Alexandria.

The Lower Basilica consists of a central nave with several side chapels with semi-circular arches.

The nave is decorated with the oldest frescoes in the church by an unknown artist, called Maestro di St Francis.

The slender Gothic style of the Upper Basilica gives a completely different impression.

Large glass stained windows, placed halfway up the walls, shed their coloured light on the masterworks of Giotto and Cimabue.

The windows on the left hand side of the nave were made by a French workshop ( 1270 ), while those on the right hand side are attributed to the workshop of Maestro di St Francis.

This bright and spacious Assisi Basilica consists of a single four-bay nave with cross-vaulted ceiling bordered with patterns of crosses and leaves, a transept and a polygonal apse.

The second vault is decorated with roundels with busts of Christ facing St Francis and the Virgin facing St John the Baptist.

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