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 has been exposed for centuries to all atmospheric agents, causing deposits and very evident black and hard crusts on its surface; likewise there can be found patches of infesting plants and damage caused by the frost/thaw cycle. The restoration work will be performed by highly specialized personnel, given the particular historical-artistic value of the building, which should be treated in the same way as the other stone surfaces of the Basilica complex and with which it forms a harmonious monumental unit.


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"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 ...