The Basilica of Saint Francis is one of the major Christian monuments in Italy. Included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2000, the Basilica of Saint Francis is located in Assisi in central Italy.
Visited by numerous tourists who travel to Italy, the Basilica of Saint Francis was built in the 13th century. It originally had two churches, the Upper Church and the Lower Church.
The Basilica is famous for its wonderful interior decorations that include many various medieval paints and drawings. Designed by Maestro Jacopo Tedesco, the Upper Church has many marvelous decorative elements that represents a great example of the architecture of the period.
The Basilica of Saint Francis is usually included in many travel packages to Italy. The visitors usually also explore the Friary of Saint Francis, located to the side of the basilica.