Collaborations

LoveItaly on behalf of the Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi

13/10/2020

The Foundation for the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi has started a collaboration with LoveItaly, a non-profit organization, which has the goal of the protection and enhancement of Italian cultural heritage. The collaboration first of all foresees an upcoming 'crowdfunding' campaign for a needed preservation intervention of the Giotto frescos of the Glory of St. Francis, one of the four vaults, constituting the Vaults of the Vows, over the main altar of the Lower Church of the Basilica. LoveItaly has worked in the past with important Italian and American institutions, such as: the Archaeological Supervision of Pompeii; the Higher Institute for Conservation and Restoration, the Accademia dei Lincei and Villa Farnesina, the National Gallery of Ancient Art in Palazzo Corsini and the La Sapienza University of Rome; the Pinacoteca of San Severino Marche; the Amici della Certosa di Capri association, the Basilica of Sant’Antonio di Padova, and the American Federation of Arts of New York. The aim of the collaboration is to promote the historical-artistic heritage of the Basilica of Assisi, not only among visitors who come to Italy, but also among the huge number of people in the world, who are passionate about Italian history and culture. To visit the LoveItaly website go to: https://loveitaly.org/it/

Projects

05/09/2020 - The restoration of the Chapel of the Magdalene

Restoration work in progress on the Chapel of Magdalene, the third chapel on the right side of the nave in the Lower Basilica. The initial work was ...

04/09/2020 - The restoration of the support spur

One of the next restorations that must be undertaken is that of the stone spur that supports the structure of the Sacro Convento. Located outside, it ...

News

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Bonaventure: true sobriety

Foundation for the Basilica of S.Francis

"Always prefer the necessary works to the less useful, the best to the good, and the most excellent to the best." Theologian and philosopher, man of ...

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  • Feb

Concerts of the Sacred Passion 2021

Foundation for the Basilica of S.Francis

On the Saturdays, the 6th, 13th and 20th of March 2021 at 6.00 pm, in the lower church of the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, the 10th annual presentation ...

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  • Feb

Friar Mauro Gambetti: Named Vicar General of Vatican City

Foundation for the Basilica of S.Francis

Card. Mauro Gambetti, who as General Custos of the Sacro Convento of Assisi was also President of the Foundation for the Basilica for almost 7 years, elevated ...