Cripta di San Francesco, Assisi

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Cripta di San Francesco houses the simple stone sarcophagus with earthly remains of one of the most famous Catholic saints of all time. St. Francis' remains lay hidden beneath the church until the early 19th century when the crypt was open to public. The present interior was designed by architect Ugo Tarchi in 1932. The tombs of the saint's disciples and the original friars of the Franciscan Order occupy the four niches. Notice the votive lamp burning in front of the tomb, also designed by Tarchi and engraved with Dante's verses. Be prepared to wait in lines to enter the crypt, since many pilgrims come to pray in front of the saint's tomb. Use our Assisi road trip planning tool to arrange your visit to Cripta di San Francesco and other attractions in Assisi.
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  • It´s a holy place and it´s impossible to not stop for a reflection. I would suggest to visit this place when it´s calm and with few people. When you think about who San Francesco was and how he lived....  more »
  • Several flights of stairs to descend and later ascend before you are in the spiritual centre of Assisi where St Francis is buried along with some of his early friars from the 13th century  more »
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  • Place where San Francesco rests, and then that exudes a great spirituality
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