Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites
Assisi, a medieval city built on a hill, is the
birthplace of Saint Francis, closely associated with the work of the
Franciscan Order. Its medieval art masterpieces, such as the Basilica of
San Francesco and paintings by Cimabue, Pietro Lorenzetti, Simone
Martini and Giotto, have made Assisi a fundamental reference point for
the development of Italian and European art and architecture.