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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  • In middle of one of the most religous places in the world Assisi leaves you jaw dropped with some of the best architechture in the world. The best artworks in the interior by Giotto are breathtaking.....  more
    In middle of one of the most religous places in the world Assisi leaves you jaw dropped with some of the best architechture in the world. The best artworks in the interior by Giotto are breathtaking.....  more »
  • One of the most mystic places in Assisi. It's one of those places in which you forget to be in a very touristic place but in the centre of the catholic religion. A place to pray, to observe, to... 
    One of the most mystic places in Assisi. It's one of those places in which you forget to be in a very touristic place but in the centre of the catholic religion. A place to pray, to observe, to...  more »

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