Together for St. Francis


“Together for St. Francis”, the project that intends to create a network to safeguard and promote the Lower Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, launched by the Foundation for the Basilica of San Francesco, the non-profit foundation that supports the religious and cultural heritage of the architectural complex of Assisi and LoveItaly, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a future for Italy’s cultural heritage, established by LVenture Group. The project aims to network and mobilize the entire community in order to be able to carry out, by a crowdfunding campaign, the urgent conservation work of the west wing of the Giotto vault above the altar of the lower church of the Basilica, in particular the central part of the 'vela' where is frescoed the figure of St. Francis in the glory of heaven. It's a unique opportunity to contribute in its safeguarding by returning the fresco to its original beauty: Restoration work to repair damage caused by earthquake and seismic events and environmental factors grows increasingly urgent: there are clear and widespread signs of sedimentation, detachment and blistering of the pictorial layer, and lesions on the whole surface area of the fresco. Both the paint and ground layers require restabilizing and reattaching to the support layers beneath. Old grouting– from previous restoration work- will be consolidated or replaced with fillers of appropriate and compatible compounds. Separated parts of the pictorial layer will be reattached with injections of acrylic emulsion and then, the surface area will be lightly brushed with dry sponges to detach any settled dust, saline crystals or cobwebs.


02/03/2021 - Bonaventure: true sobriety

"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 ...

25/02/2021 - Concerts of the Sacred Passion 2021

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 ...

25/02/2021 - Friar Mauro Gambetti: Named Vicar General of Vatican City

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 ...


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

Foundation for the Basilica of S.Francis

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 ...

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Franciscans on behalf of a Covid-19 vaccine for the common good

Foundation for the Basilica of S.Francis

At the initiative of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and his foundation, one hundred and one personalities from around the world have signed ...

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The Economy of Francis and the Project Brother Sun

Foundation for the Basilica of S.Francis

The responsibility of reducing the environmental impact of the event called The Economy of Francis was entrusted to Fra' Sole (Brother Sun), the project ...