When it comes to speaking of St. Francis Assisi, patron saint of Italy, born in this city in 1182.
Assisi approaching the imposing Basilica of San Francesco, built in 1228 is always present and inspires mystical appeal even to non-believers.
The Basilica, which houses the remains of St. Francis, consists of two connected churches.
The interior is breathtaking with frescoes by Cimabue, Giotto and Pietro Lorenzetti.
The most famous and fascinating are the frescoes depicting important scenes from the life of St. Francis of Giotto.