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Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
Italy

After spending 3 days in Rome, East Carolina University Italy Intensive’s group travels north to Certaldo by bus. On the way we stop off at several different towns—Assisi being one of them. The Basilica can be seen from the surrounding lower hills. The bus slowly travels up a winding road to drop us off near the top of the mountain. We have several hours to explore the town, visit the church and try some delicious gelato or a quick panino. The Church has 3 different sections—the Upper Church, the Lower Church and the Crypt. The Church is a good example of the Gothic style in Italy and has many beautiful frescoes. In the nave of the Upper Basilica, the ceiling decorated with golden stars and a captivating blue. St. Francis is buried in the Crypt section of the Church. This Basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Panorama photo by Chris Ellenbogen.

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